The studio of the mid-century sculptor, located across from his eponymous museum in Long Island City, New York, received $4.5 million for its planned restoration and renovation.
An exhibition at the Noguchi Museum marks the 80th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which forced over 120,000 Japanese Americans into detention camps.
While some imagine that Noguchi would be proud to have his work displayed at the White House under these circumstances, I would bet that he is turning in his grave.
Noguchi is the first Asian-American artist to enter the White House collection.
The films of Distance Noguchi show the empty museum’s famous sculpture garden faintly stirred by the wind, the gentle splash of a fountain, or the chance arrival of a bird.
The vast archive of photographs, manuscripts, and digitized drawings is coupled with an updated digital catalogue raisonné of Isamu Noguchi’s work.
By all accounts the two had an intense friendship, and together they created a new modern aesthetic.
The Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens will host a free workshop on the magic of playground design by the Noguchi Museum.
After an outcry by aficionados and community members, architects have submitted a new proposal to redesign the plaza that houses Noguchi’s “Red Cube” sculpture.
The Noguchi Foundation was not consulted on the proposal and says it undermines Isamu Noguchi’s vision of the public space around his iconic sculpture.
The modernist sculptor voluntarily entered one of the many incarceration camps for Japanese Americans, and it was an experience that deeply impacted him.
Orlaineta is concerned with unpacking history and sifting through forgotten objects in order to reconstruct a story.