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The Noguchi Museum

Published on Friday, April 17, 2015

 

Isamu Naguchi
Tucked away in a nondescript industrial building in Long Island City, the Noguchi Museum presents a whole different view once inside. Opened in 1985, the museum is dedicated to showcasing the work of Isamu Noguchi, ranging from sculptures, architectural models, photographs, drawings, furniture and lamp designs. Upon entering the gallery, one is greeted by large, monolithic, cement sculptures, the series having been the last of his work, giving the visitors some chronological context of his evolution as an artist. Throughout the two story building are separate spaces, displaying his prolific body of work in different periods. The space in and of itself feels like an architectural achievement from the artist, offering a contemplative, calm environment – an ideal place to spend a couple of hours on a weekend afternoon. 

Visit Artsy’s Isamu Noguchi page to learn more about the artist
Visit the Noguchi Museum website for additional information