Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Free First Friday
Friday, December 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Admission is free all day on the first Friday of every month. Tours are available in English and Japanese at 2 pm.

 

The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca, on view through March 11, 2018. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Member Holiday Shopping Days
Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 12:00am - Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 11:59pm

Members enjoy 25% off all in-stock Akari light sculptures, jewelry, books, and other gifts in the Shop and online during Member Holiday Shopping Days.

            

Membership plays a vital role in ensuring that Isamu Noguchi’s work will continue to be enjoyed for generations to come. Join or renew here.

 

Offer excludes furniture and limited edition artworks.

Image: Installation view, Akari, 2017–18. Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Film Screening: ‘Membra Disjecta: Gonzalo Fonseca and the Heart of Stone’ with Director Michael Gregory
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Membra Disjecta: Gonzalo Fonseca and the Heart of Stone, a new biographical film by Michael Gregory, will receive a special advance screening at The Noguchi Museum in conjunction with The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca. Membra Disjecta is a journey through the distinguished life of the artist Gonzalo Fonseca (1922–97), exploring his myriad influences from history, literature, archeology, art, architecture, music, travel, relationships and conversations. It includes the art Fonseca created and the material that filled his captivating life and timeless mind.

 

63 min. Free program; Museum admission included.
RSVP required to publicprograms@noguchi.org.

 

A reception and conversation with Michael Gregory and Senior Curator Dakin Hart will follow the screening, and the Museum galleries will be open during the reception.

 

Learn more about the film: membradisjectafilm.com

 

Image: Courtesy of the Estate of Gonzalo Fonseca.

Members: Breakfast Reception and Tour of ‘The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca’
Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Noguchi Museum members are invited to a breakfast reception and private curator-led tour of the newly-opened special exhibition The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca.

 

Breakfast reception at 10 am; tour begins at 10:30 am.

 

To RSVP or become a member and join us at this event, contact Patrick McIntyre: membership@noguchi.org or 718.204.7088 ext 238.

 

To receive free admission year-round, invitations to exhibition opening receptions, discounts on Akari light sculptures, and many other benefits, become a member or renew your membership here

 

Image: Gonzalo Fonseca in his quarry studio in Seravezza, Italy, c. 1979. Photo courtesy of the Estate of Gonzalo Fonseca.

Noguchi Council | Travel Program to San Francisco
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 12:00pm - Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 12:00pm

Join the Noguchi Council for a four-day, art-filled excursion to San Francisco, coinciding with San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition, Noguchi’s Playscapes. In addition to a private curator-led tour of the exhibition, we will visit art collections and organizations that provide a rich experience of the art scene in San Francisco and Napa Valley. To register, contact Melissa Gatz at mgatz@noguchi.org or 718.204.7088 ext 229.

 

Program Details & Pricing

 

Image: Isamu Noguchi, Maquette for U.S. Pavilion Expo ‘70, 1968. On view in Noguchi’s Playscapes at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, through November 26, 2017. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS).

Members & Friends: Opening Reception for ‘The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca’
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Noguchi Museum members and supporters are invited to a private preview and reception in celebration of The Sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca, on view October 25, 2017– March 11, 2018.

 

RSVP is required by October 17: rsvp@noguchi.org

 

This event is for current members and invited guests only. To join us at member events, enjoy year-round free admission, and many other benefits, become a member or renew your membership here

 

Image: Gonzalo Fonseca in his quarry studio in Seravezza, Italy, c. 1979. Photo courtesy of the Estate of Gonzalo Fonseca.

Open House New York | Free Admission
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Admission is free all day October 14–15 with special programming as part of Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. Each October, this citywide event unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an opportunity to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Learn more at ohny.org.

 

1 pm: Curator’s Tour of Self-Interned, 1942

Join The Noguchi Museum’s curators Dakin Hart and Matthew Kirsch on a tour of the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942, which explores Isamu Noguchi’s voluntary incarceration in a Japanese American internment camp and the influences of the experience in his later work.

 

2 pm: Museum Tour
An educator-led tour focusing on the Museum's history, highlights of its collection, and special exhibitions.

 

3 pm: Architecture Tour with Jennifer Sage
Sage and Coombe Architects worked with The Noguchi Museum for more than a decade to preserve and modernize Noguchi’s iconic building and garden—allowing the Museum to remain open year-round and meet rigorous accessibility standards while maintaining its character. Join principal Jennifer Sage, FAIA LEED AP, for an insider’s look at the project, completed in 2016.

Open House New York | Free Admission
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Admission is free all day October 14–15 with special programming as part of Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend. Each October, this citywide event unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings, offering an opportunity to meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York. Learn more at ohny.org.

 

1 pm: Curator’s Tour of Self-Interned, 1942

Join The Noguchi Museum’s curators Dakin Hart and Matthew Kirsch on a tour of the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942, which explores Isamu Noguchi’s voluntary incarceration in a Japanese American internment camp and the influences of the experience in his later work.

 

2 pm: Museum Tour
An educator-led tour focusing on the Museum's history, highlights of its collection, and special exhibitions.

 

3 pm: Architecture Tour with Jennifer Sage
Sage and Coombe Architects worked with The Noguchi Museum for more than a decade to preserve and modernize Noguchi’s iconic building and garden—allowing the Museum to remain open year-round and meet rigorous accessibility standards while maintaining its character. Join principal Jennifer Sage, FAIA LEED AP, for an insider’s look at the project, completed in 2016.

Free First Friday
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month year-round, the Museum offers visitors free admission all day, with tours in English and Japanese.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tours

Join us for an informal public tour of the Museum and highlights of the collection.

 

Photo: Nicholas Knight.

Artists at Noguchi | Benjamin Kimitch: Ko-bu
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 6:30pm - 7:05pm

9:00–9:35 am: Sunrise Performance
6:30–7:05 pm: Sunset Performance

 

RSVP recommended: publicprograms@noguchi.org
Free program, museum admission included.

 

Directed and choreographed by Benjamin Kimitch, and conceived for Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, Ko-bu is a solo for Kimitch’s collaborator, dancer Julie McMillan. Reimagined here for The Noguchi Museum’s indoor-outdoor galleries around sunrise and sunset, Ko-bu seeks to create a sensory landscape in which to contemplate grief and loss through a series of articulated pauses and sustained images.

 

The choreography emerges from years of assembling religious images, in particular those of Flying Apsaras and Bodhisattvas featured in the historic Buddhist Dunhuang cave murals of northern China. The choreography is further developed through Kimitch’s research into the last compositions written by western composers in the classical music canon. Ko-bu is set to Charles Ives’ posthumously realized Orchestral Set No. 3, which serves as a poetic guide for the work.

 


Directed and Choreographed by Benjamin Kimitch
Performed by and Created with Julie McMillan
Clothes by TOME
Music by Charles Ives. Orchestral Set No. 3 (Movements I and II edited by David Gray Porter; Movement III realized by Nors Josephson)

 

Benjamin Kimitch is a fourth-generation Japanese American from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. His choreography has been commissioned, supported and presented by Danspace Project, The Kitchen, Roulette, 92nd Street Y, Movement Research at Judson Church, and Brooklyn Arts Exchange. Kimitch is currently Senior Producer at Performance Space 122, and a U.S.-Japan Exchange Curator with the National Performance Network. He holds a BFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and received additional training from Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance and Shanghai Theater Academy Traditional Peking Opera School.

 

Julie McMillan is originally from San Francisco and is a long time collaborator with Benjamin Kimitch. She holds a BFA in Dance and Economics from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is currently a Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Health Candidate at Hunter College. She has previously performed with Summation Dance, Peninsula Ballet Theatre, and Moving Arts and has trained with LINES Ballet, NCSA, and the Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance in Austria.

 

Photo: Monika Kratochvil. The creation of Ko-bu was made possible, in part, by the Danspace Project 2016-2017 Commissioning Initiative, with support from The Jerome Foundation, as well as a Danspace Project Production Residency supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Initial research for this work began as part of the Dance and Process series in 2015 at The Kitchen. Ko-bu premiered at Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery, February 23-25, 2017, with original lighting design by Kathy Kaufmann.

Ko-bu is nominated for a 2016-17 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for Outstanding Performer, Julie McMillan.