Opened in 1985, the mission of the Noguchi Museum is to advance the understanding and appreciation of Isamu Noguchi’s art and legacy. The intimacy of Noguchi’s design of the Museum is a fundamental and exceptional part of the visitor experience. Noguchi designed the Museum complex as an open-air sculpture garden ensconced within a building that houses ten galleries. As a whole, the Museum provides an intimate, reflective space in which to experience Noguchi’s sculpture and design, fulfilling a vision that the artist deemed essential to his life’s work.
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. Gallery talks take place at 2:00 P.M., 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 2:00 P.M. gallery talk in Japanese.
The Museum Shop makes available much of Noguchi’s work in design. Featured objects include his Akari Light Sculptures, lamps first produced in Japan in the fifties, made from Japanese washi paper and bamboo ribbing; and his furniture designs, including the Isamu Noguchi Table, which continues to be manufactured by Herman Miller, Inc. The Shop also offers other mid-century furniture and objects, by designers George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames. All of the designs are sold to support The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum.
For more information visit the museum webite at http://www.noguchi.org/
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