Community Day with Special Guest: Artist Lynne Yamamoto

Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 11:00am - 6:00pm

The Noguchi Museum celebrates its neighbors by offering this annual series of Community Days on first Sundays through the summer. Admission is free all day, with special programming and activities.

            

11 am–2 pm: Open Studio

Families with children ages 2 through 11 are invited to join us for a free Open Studio session, Printmaking. After investigating textures found in nature and Noguchi's sculptures, participants have the rare opportunity to use special gloves and touch a Noguchi sculpture with the assistance of an educator. Afterwards, families will experiment with their own combinations of textures using styrofoam plates and a printmaking process in the studio.

 

2 pm: Gallery Tour with Special Guest:
Artist Lynne Yamamoto

Join Lynne Yamamoto for a tour of Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center. Yamamoto is an artist whose work is concerned with memory and place. She engages narratives of ordinary people, that open out to have larger implications historically and geographically. Significant projects have dealt with the experiences of diasporic Japanese in Hawai'i, with a particular focus on the lingering impact of the World War II years.

 

4 pm: Center of Attention

Participate in an extended conversation around Isamu Noguchi’s Yellow Landscape (1943), featured in the exhibition Self-Interned, 1942 (on view through January 21, 2018).

 

Photo: Katherine Abbott.