|Venue name:||The Noguchi Museum|
9-01 33rd Rd
|Cross street:||at Vernon Blvd|
|Opening hours:||Wed–Fri 10am–5pm; Sat, Sun 11am–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, Q to Broadway|
|Price:||Free admission through Apr 22. Regular admission: $10, seniors and students $5, children under 12 and NYC public high-school students free. First Friday of the month pay what you wish.|
When sculptor (and landscape architect, and theatrical-set and furniture designer) Isamu Noguchi opened his Queens museum in 1985, he was the first living artist in the U.S. to establish such an institution. It occupies a former photo-engraving plant across the street from the studio he had occupied since the 1960s to be closer to stone and metal suppliers along Vernon Boulevard. The entire building was designed by Noguchi to be a meditative oasis amid its gritty, industrial setting. Ten galleries and a garden are populated with Noguchi’s sculptures; also on display are drawn, painted and collaged studies, architectural models, and stage and furniture designs.