The Noguchi Museum in New York

The Noguchi Museum (chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum) was the first museum in the United States to be established by a living artist to exhibit the artist’s own works. Located in Long Island City in a converted printing factory and gas station dating from the 1920s, the site served as Isamu Noguchi’s studio. Noguchi (1904-1988) believed that creating spaces of beauty could change the hearts of those who lived in the vicinity and improve the entire community. True to this philosophy, he transformed this site into a superbly artistic space.

Opened in 1985 as the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, the Museum encompasses 2,500 square meters of both indoor and outdoor exhibition space that offers visitors a priceless opportunity to contemplate and experience Noguchi’s work close at hand. As the home of Noguchi’s art, the Museum has the largest and most extensive collection of Noguchi sculptures in every medium, including stone, metal, wood and ceramic, as well as of his drawings, architectural models, stage sets, furniture, and Akari lamps, demonstrating the depth and diversity of his artistic endeavors.

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation of Japan was established a decade after Noguchi’s death, followed by the opening of the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan as a studio museum in 1999. Working closely together, the two museums in America and Japan, promote the legacy of Isamu Noguchi’s work to the world.

The Noguchi Museum
Address 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Blvd.) Long Island City, NY 11106 U.S.A
Phone 718-204-7088
Facsimile 718-278-2348

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