Public Programs Archive

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View our archive of past public programs.

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04.03.01.01
Design/Build Workshop for Adults at Socrates Sculpture Park: Bench Part I
Sunday, May 24, 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.

Museum Closed May 20, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Please note that the Museum is closed for installation on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Regular hours will resume on Thursday, May 21.

Design/Build Workshop for Adults at Socrates Sculpture Park: Lamp Part II
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

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: Lamp Part I
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

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.

Kite Flight
Saturday, May 9, 2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Join us for a day of kite making at Socrates Sculpture Park.

 

Using recycled materials, children and families will build kites exploring themes of flight, freedom, and community and then fly them in the park.

 

Kite Flight is a free event presented by Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum. Please note that workshop space is limited and participation will be on a first come, first serve basis. Advanced registration is not required.

Free First Friday
Friday, May 1, 2015 - 10:00am - 8:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free and public tours led in English and Japanese are available at 2:00pm.

During spring and summer months, Free First Fridays also feature extended evening hours from 5:00 to 8:00pm with special programming, including Center of Attention (an extended conversation around a single work of art), and a cash bar with wine and beer.

Noguchi Talks | Dakin Hart: Iconic Display
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dakin Hart, the Museum's Senior Curator, will lead a tour of Highlights from the Collection: Iconic Display. Iconic Display looks at the frames and contexts that are, whether we are conscious of them, or not, or consent to be influenced by them, or not, inextricably entwined with our understanding of specific bodies of work and, by extension, the overall shape of an artist's career.

Free First Friday
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

On the first Friday of every month, admission is free and public tours led in English and Japanese are available at 2:00pm.

Noguchi Talks | Kenjiro Okazaki: Noguchi’s Memorial to the Dead of Hiroshima
Sunday, March 22, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Japanese artist Kenjiro Okazaki will give a talk about his extensive research into Isamu Noguchi’s 1952 proposal for a cenotaph at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Japan. Noguchi’s design, created at the behest of architect Kenzo Tange, was rejected by public officials at the time and remains unrealized.

The Noguchi Museum's Hiroshima Memorial gallery has recently been reinstalled to incorporate a model of the site fabricated under Okazaki's direction--which, for the first time, makes Noguchi's overall scheme comprehensible.

 

The text of Kenjiro Okazaki's talk, A Place to Bury Names, or Resurrection (Circulation and Continuity of Energy) as a Dissolution of Identity: Isamu Noguchi’s Memorial to the Dead of Hiroshima and Shirai Sei’ichi’s Temple Atomic Catastrophes is available as a PDF.

 

Image: Isamu Noguchi, Model of Memorial to the Dead of Hiroshima. 1952 to 1982.

 

 

Noguchi Talks | Matthew Kirsch: Noguchi as Photographer
Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

 Matthew Kirsch, Associate Curator and organizer of Noguchi as Photographer: The Jantar Mantars of Northern India, narrates a slide show of photographs from Noguchi's travels to sites he visited throughout Europe and Asia in 1949-50.

 

Image: Mirei Shigemori, photograph of Isamu Noguchi, c1957