Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi used his respect for the earth and its energies to inform his work. Many of his sculptures possess a playful interaction with their surrounding environment, from the precarious-looking Red Cube on display in Lower Manhattan to the light sculptures he produced for Akari which appear to hover mid-air, embracing irregular shapes. Even today, his collaborations with Herman Miller still bear an unmistakable influence on modern furniture design.
The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City was created by the artist to stand as a permanent collection and artist statement. The moment you enter the tranquil sculpture garden, it is hard to believe we’re still within the city limits. Within its environs, the barriers between interior and exterior collapses. Once there, guests are encouraged to contemplate the interaction of his art within the surrounding space.
Please arrive 15 minutes early. We will meet outside the museum before being escorted on an enriching journey through Noguchi’s vision.