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The Noguchi Museum

Museums, Art and design Long Island City
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The Noguchi Museum
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. Twelve 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.


Venue name: The Noguchi Museum
Address: 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.
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Really cool museum and garden. I knew nothing about Japanese-American sculptor Noguchi before coming to the museum, but I'm very into art and art history so I knew I had to check it out. Huge collection of his sculptures in a very serene and calming space. I really enjoyed sitting out in the garden too. The only con for me was that none of it was interactive. Another plus is that it's literally across the street from the Socrates Sculpture Park.