Sunday, August 19, 2007

Noguchi Museum

Yesterday, Jesse and I took advantage of the cool, clear weather here in New York City and headed over to Long Island City, Queens to check out The Noguchi Museum. The museum is constructed in an old factory space close to the river and Noguchi opened it shortly before he died. The museum houses a variety of Noguchi's works that span his career. It includes his many of his sculptures, public garden works, theater scenery, paintings, photography and lighting. Right now, they have a special exhibition up focusing on the artwork Noguchi created while in Paris during his apprenticeship with Brancusi. My favorite part of museum is the large outdoor sculpture garden that takes up about 1/3 of the museum. The peaceful, tranquil is the perfect retreat from the hectic streets of Manhattan and the perfect backdrop to appreciate Noguchi's work.

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