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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  • September 24, 2017
    Being totally unfamiliar with this artist's work and for that matter with Astoria in general though I grew up in Queens,I was truly amazed at this wonderful museum minutes away from Manhattan but mile...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    A highlight to exploring Astoria Queens is seeing the Noguchi Museum. With an in-depth collection of the Japanese-American sculptor's works, in light-filled warehouse-like spaces, lofts, and in a rock...  more »
  • September 13, 2017
    Noguchi is not necessarily well known to the everyday museum goer. That's unfortunate since his work is extraordinary. His sculpture emerges from the essence of his materials - stone, steel, wood, etc...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • July 10, 2017
    A beautiful place to spend an afternoon - the first Friday of every month is Free! What an incredible artist.
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • May 26, 2017
    Such a peaceful place. The garden is so nice. You can really relax and enjoy the art work here. Never a rush.
  • July 2, 2017
    Nice collection of Noguchi's art. Admission fee was slightly higher than what I felt was worth it.

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