Public Programs Archive

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04.03.01.01
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

 

 

Noguchi Talks | Noguchi Variations at Pace Gallery | The Noguchi Within with Fred Wilson
Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Speaking as one American representative at the Venice Biennale for another (Noguchi: 1986; Wilson: 2003), Fred Wilson offers thoughts on the art and design, cross-discipline and cross-cultural practice of the artist. Noguchi's art and life served as a beacon for Wilson early in his career, providing a guiding insight into a path not quite like any other.

 

This talk—organized in conjunction with the exhibition Isamu Noguchi: Variations, on view at Pace Gallery through March 21—will take place at Pace Gallery, 508 & 510 West 25th Street, New York City.

 

Please be advised that space is limited.

 

 

Free First Friday
Friday, March 6, 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.

Free First Friday
Friday, February 6, 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.

Free First Friday
Friday, January 2, 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.

Performance and Conversation with Maria Blaisse
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Dancers Carrie Ellmore-Tallitsch, Sara Jimenez, and Cynthia Stanley will put three of Blaisse's bamboo Moving Meshes through their paces. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the artist on the topic ‘Slow Ecology,’ moderated by slowLab.

 

Maria Blaisse comes to New York as part of slowLab’s 2014 Slow knowledge programming. Her bamboo structures are being presented and performed at The Noguchi Museum in partnership with slowLab, with support from the Pratt Institute and the Creative Industries Fund NL.

 

Blaisse will also lead Open Studio: Finding Form with Maria Blaisse on December 7.

Free First Friday
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 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.