Noguchi Museum

About the Museum


Interior View, Noguchi Museum
Interior View, Noguchi Museum
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS], Photo: Nicholas Knight

Interior View, Noguchi Museum

Interior View, Noguchi Museum
Exterior View, Noguchi Museum
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS], The Noguchi Museum, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight

Exterior View, Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum, (foreground, left to right) Illusion of the Fifth Stone, 1970; The Big Bang, 1978; (in window, left to right) The Sun at Noon, 1969; The Opening, 1970
Interior View, Noguchi Museum
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS], Photo: Nicholas Knight

Interior View, Noguchi Museum

Interior View, Noguchi Museum
Interior View, Noguchi Museum
© The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS], Photo: Nicholas Knight

Interior View, Noguchi Museum

Interior View, Noguchi Museum

Between the 1920s and 1980s, the celebrated Japanese American artist Isamu Noguchi worked across sculpture, furniture, architecture, landscape and stage design. Considered one of his greatest achievements, this museum was created by the artist himself in 1985, in an industrial building in Long Island City, Queens. Many of his works are on show on the ground floor and in an intimate sculpture garden. Bright, minimal upper galleries contain further Noguchi works and temporary exhibitions related to his practice. The museum paved the way for others like it in the area, including MoMA PS1 and the Socrates Sculpture Park, helping to generate one of the most vibrant art districts in New York.

(Photo: Nicholas Knight; © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society)

Collection Highlights


Isamu Noguchi

Core

Isamu Noguchi

To Intrude on Nature's Way

Isamu Noguchi

Behind Inner Seeking Shiva Dancing

Isamu Noguchi

Sun at Noon
(In foreground) Magic Ring, 1970, Persian travertine; Sun at Midnight, 1973, granite
Noguchi Museum: Collection Highlights

Isamu Noguchi

Core, 1978
basalt
Collection of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS]

Isamu Noguchi

To Intrude on Nature's Way, 1971
basalt
Collection of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS]

Isamu Noguchi

Behind Inner Seeking Shiva Dancing, 1975-1981
basalt
Collection of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS]

Isamu Noguchi

Sun at Noon, 1969
French red marble, Spanish Alicante marble
Collection of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS]
(In foreground) Magic Ring, 1970, Persian travertine; Sun at Midnight, 1973, granite
Collection of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York. Photo: Nicholas Knight. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York / Artist Rights Society [ARS]

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