The Noguchi Museum, Long Island City

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In 1974, Noguchi purchased an industrial building across the street from his studio in Long Island City, Queens. The new space was used as an office, studio, and storage facility before it was converted into The Noguchi Museum, which opened to the public in 1985.

The Noguchi Museum consists of twenty-seven thousand square feet of gallery space on two floors as well as the sculpture garden. The ground-floor galleries contain a permanent presentation of Noguchi's artwork, selected and arranged by the artist. The upper level contains additional artworks from the permanent collection as well as temporary thematic exhibitions relating to Noguchi's artistic production and influence.
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  • I have been a fan of Isamu Noguchi since college. The simplicity and energy, the exploration of form and space is always very interesting. This museum is dedicated to his sculpture works and are arran...  more »
  • I never knew that wide variety of Noguchi's work. The huge stone monoliths in the first room were magnificent. But as you wander through and see items made from also from metal and even paper in all k...  more »
  • Our visit to Isamu Noguchi's New York museum was something of a pilgrimage for the Man of the House and while I was quite looking forward to seeing it, I didn't have any particular expectations for th...  more »
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  • Amazing how this man got involved with the hardest materials in the world, granite (so many types), basalt, marbles (so many and so different) even terracotta, wood, bronze and steel and still managed to forma the most desirable shapes with most seductive curves and textures but, you are not allowed to touch them or somebody will jump and scold you. Why did the artist do all those special textures and surfaces if not to feel with your tactile sense the beauty of the object? Still an amazingly beautiful and inspiring exhibition of an outstanding artist.
  • A beautiful place to spend an afternoon - the first Friday of every month is Free! What an incredible artist.
  • Really liked the lower level of the museum, particularly the basalt statues. Didn't know much about Noguchi except for his work for Herman Miller until I visited, he's so much more than that.
  • Such a peaceful place. The garden is so nice. You can really relax and enjoy the art work here. Never a rush.
  • Nice collection of Noguchi's art. Admission fee was slightly higher than what I felt was worth it.

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