Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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Community Days
Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Beginning in May 2015, the thirtieth anniversary of its opening, The Noguchi Museum celebrates three decades as one of New York’s most beloved cultural institutions, with a diversity of programming that illuminates the arc of Isamu Noguchi’s career and his ongoing impact on art and design. Over the summer, this programming will include the Museum’s annual series of Community Days, monthly day-long events during which friends and neighbors are invited to visit for free and participate in a variety of special activities.

 

On June 7, July 5, and August 2, families with children between the ages of 2 and 12 can participate in Open Studio, a drop-in program that includes activities in the galleries and hands-on art making workshops, anytime between 11am and 2pm. An informal public tour for visitors interested in exploring highlights of the Museum’s collection will take place in the afternoon at 2pm. At 4pm, adults seeking a more in-depth look at Noguchi’s work may participate in the Museum’s Center of Attention program. Center of Attention conversations are one hour in length and focus on a single work of art. The final Community Day of the season will be on Sunday, September 13.
 

“Everything is Sculpture” | Isamu Noguchi in New York
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:30pm

This event takes place at the Museum of the City of New York.

 

Join Isamu Noguchi scholar Deborah Goldberg and Senior Curator Dakin Hart of The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City (opened by the artist in 1985) to explore the career of this legendary New York-based artist and designer. Focusing on his work in New York City, they will discuss realized and unrealized projects, including his playground designs, his "Sunken Garden" for Chase Manhattan Plaza, and his iconic public sculpture “Red Cube” at 140 Broadway. Noguchi’s furniture and lamps are still in production today and he was also an active designer for the stage, working with Martha Graham, George Balanchine, and John Cage.

 

Co-sponsored with the Museum of the City of New York. Tickets are required for this event, but are free of charge for members of The Noguchi Museum. To obtain a ticket, visit the MCNY website here.

 

Image: Isamu Noguchi, Red Cube, 140 Broadway (originally the Marine Midland Bank Building), Lower Manhattan, 1968. Photo: Michio Noguchi

 

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series with Florent Ghys
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Bang on a Can Music Series, now in its fifth year at the Museum, returns this summer with a series of monthly performances held in the Museum’s indoor galleries.

 

Bassist Florent Ghys plays a set of intimate pop-laced tunes from his new record Télévision — an epic foray into classical forms, musique concrète, samples and sci-fi.

Community Days
Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

Beginning in May 2015, the thirtieth anniversary of its opening, The Noguchi Museum celebrates three decades as one of New York’s most beloved cultural institutions, with a diversity of programming that illuminates the arc of Isamu Noguchi’s career and his ongoing impact on art and design. Over the summer, this programming will include the Museum’s annual series of Community Days, monthly day-long events during which friends and neighbors are invited to visit for free and participate in a variety of special activities.

 

On June 7, July 5, and August 2, families with children between the ages of 2 and 12 can participate in Open Studio, a drop-in program that includes activities in the galleries and hands-on art making workshops, anytime between 11am and 2pm. An informal public tour for visitors interested in exploring highlights of the Museum’s collection will take place in the afternoon at 2pm. At 4pm, adults seeking a more in-depth look at Noguchi’s work may participate in the Museum’s Center of Attention program. Center of Attention conversations are one hour in length and focus on a single work of art. The final Community Day of the season will be on Sunday, September 13.
 

Free First Friday
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, the Museum offers visitors free admission and tours in English and Japanese at 2:00pm. From May through September, Free First Fridays also feature extended hours from 5:00 to 8:00pm with additional, special programming and a cash bar with wine and beer. At 7:00pm, visitors are invited to engage with the Museum’s collection through Center of Attention, an hour-long conversations around a single work of art.

 

The July Center of Attention will focus on Rudolph Burckhardt's photograph of Isamu Noguchi's sculptures The Seed and The Kiss, as well as the current installation of those two sculptures in the exhibition Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display.

Design/Build Workshop for Adults at Socrates Sculpture Park: End Table Part II
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn skills that combine art, engineering, design, and construction, while taking inspiration from Noguchi’s sculpture and design work. Join Socrates instructor Luz Fleming and educators from The Noguchi Museum in Socrates Sculpture Park’s outdoor studio as they guide you to create simple yet well-crafted furnishings for your home. Each project begins with an introduction at The Noguchi Museum and is followed by two consecutive workshops at Socrates. Please note that advanced registration is required. For further information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org/education/designbuild.

Design/Build Workshop for Adults at Socrates Sculpture Park: End Table Part I
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn skills that combine art, engineering, design, and construction, while taking inspiration from Noguchi’s sculpture and design work. Join Socrates instructor Luz Fleming and educators from The Noguchi Museum in Socrates Sculpture Park’s outdoor studio as they guide you to create simple yet well-crafted furnishings for your home. Each project begins with an introduction at The Noguchi Museum and is followed by two consecutive workshops at Socrates. Please note that advanced registration is required. For further information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org/education/designbuild.

Artists at Noguchi | Bang on a Can Music Series with TIGUE
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

The Bang on a Can Music Series, now in its fifth year at the Museum, returns this summer with a series of monthly performances held in the Museum’s indoor galleries.

 

One half new music ensemble, one half avant-pop band, TIGUE delivers rhythmic hooks and patterned drones through process and improvisation. Uniting homegrown ethos and conservatory precision, the Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based members (Matt Evans, Amy Garapic and Carson Moody) have worked together extensively for nearly half a decade. The program will include music by Sleeping Giant composer Robert Honstein and original music from TIGUE's upcoming release "Peaks."

Design/Build Workshop for Adults at Socrates Sculpture Park: Low Stool Part II
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn skills that combine art, engineering, design, and construction, while taking inspiration from Noguchi’s sculpture and design work. Join Socrates instructor Luz Fleming and educators from The Noguchi Museum in Socrates Sculpture Park’s outdoor studio as they guide you to create simple yet well-crafted furnishings for your home. Each project begins with an introduction at The Noguchi Museum and is followed by two consecutive workshops at Socrates. Please note that advanced registration is required. For further information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org/education/designbuild.

Design/Build Workshop for Adults at Socrates Sculpture Park: Low Stool Part I
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Learn skills that combine art, engineering, design, and construction, while taking inspiration from Noguchi’s sculpture and design work. Join Socrates instructor Luz Fleming and educators from The Noguchi Museum in Socrates Sculpture Park’s outdoor studio as they guide you to create simple yet well-crafted furnishings for your home. Each project begins with an introduction at The Noguchi Museum and is followed by two consecutive workshops at Socrates. Please note that advanced registration is required. For further information, visit www.socratessculpturepark.org/education/designbuild.