Free Gallery Talks in English and Japanese
Gallery talks take place at 2 pm, Wednesday through Sunday, and are free with Museum admission. Talks are open to all individual visitors. As part of its First Friday and Second Sundays programs, the Museum also offers the 2 pm gallery talk in Japanese.
The Museum offers guided interactive tours for groups of all ages and abilities. Tours are conducted by Museum educators and explore select works in the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions while introducing the life and vision of Isamu Noguchi. In keeping with Noguchi’s interest in the visitor’s personal experience of the Museum, groups will be encouraged to share their observations and interpretations throughout the course of the tour. Tours last approximately one hour and are available in English, Japanese and Spanish. A minimum of 10 people is required to comprise a group. For further information on Japanese Language Tours or visits for groups with special needs, see below. To schedule a visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.
Japanese Language Tours
Japanese language tours are conducted by Museum Educators and offer visitors of all ages an intimate look at the Museum’s permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Tours are available Wednesday through Sunday, year-round and reservations are required. For further information, please email email@example.com or call 718.204.7088, extension 203.
Tours for Visitors with Special Needs
The Noguchi Museum is committed to enabling all visitors to experience the art and environment created by Isamu Noguchi. Guided tours and art workshops which are carefully designed to meet the needs of particular groups are available for groups of all ages. Planned in conjunction with the visiting group's coordinator, these programs provide appropriate and accessible entry points into Noguchi’s art work using visual, verbal and tactile demonstrations and encourage participants to engage in meaningful dialogues within the Museum space.
Service animals are welcome in the Museum. The following services and programs are offered to provide as inclusive an environment as possible; to learn more about programs for visitors with special needs, or to book a tour, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-204-7088, extension 203.
Blind or Partially Sighted Visitors
The Noguchi Museum is pleased to be able to offer guided Touch Tours of select works from the permanent collection for individuals and groups by appointment. These tours include explorations of original works of art, verbal description and tactile diagrams. We need at least three weeks advance notice to schedule a Touch Tour.
Hard of Hearing and Deaf
FM headsets for sound amplification are available for all group tours upon request. Sign language interpretation for all programs is available with 4 weeks advance notice. These services are free.
Tours for Visitors with Developmental Disabilities
The Noguchi Museum offers a 60 minute gallery tour or 90 minute gallery tour and a hands-on workshop for visitors with developmental disabilities. This is available for groups of any age.