Founded in 1985 by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), one of the leading sculptors and designers of the twentieth century, The Noguchi Museum was the first museum in America to be founded, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Widely viewed as among the artist’s greatest achievements, the Museum features an indoor/outdoor sculpture garden and two floors of exhibition space in a converted factory building. Since its founding, it has served as an international hub for Noguchi research and appreciation. In addition to housing the artist’s archives and the catalogue raisonné of his work, the Museum exhibits a comprehensive selection of sculpture, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and his Akari lanterns. Provocative, frequently-changing installations drawn from the permanent collection, together with diverse special exhibitions, offer a rich, contextualized view of Noguchi’s art and illuminate his enduring influence as a category-defying, multicultural, cross-disciplinary innovator.Make Noguchi Museum part of your personalized Queens itinerary using our Queens road trip planner.
The Noguchi Museum is located at 9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard), Long Island City, New York. It is open Wednesday–Friday, 10 am–5 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am– 6 pm. General admission is $10; $5 for senior citizens and students with a valid ID. New York City public high-school students, children under 12, and Museum members are admitted free of charge. Admission is free on the first Friday of every month. Public tours in English are available daily at 2 pm, and in Japanese on the first Friday and second Sunday of every month. 718-204-7088 or www.noguchi.org
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Noguchi Museum Reviews
We visited this museum in mid november and it is to be found well off the beaten track so allow time to get there,and back. I recommend the metro and walking the last half mile to the museum passing.... more »
This is a well curated and presented collection of work of the American Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi. There is also an outdoors section which we hurried through due to the rain and one bright red.... more »
Truly a beautiful museum that celebrates the life of a wonderful Japanese-American artist, Isamu Noguchi. The beautiful sculptures as well as the small garden makes this little museum feel tranquil in the bustling area around it. The live music was incredible as well!
A hidden museum isolated from the outside world. Going inside led to a total different atmosphere of zen and tranquility. I enjoyed walking though the rock garden and seeing the unique sculptures. The museum also offers free tours explaining the history of the artist and the artworks.
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