The Noguchi Museum Free Admission Friday

The Noguchi Museum Free Admission Friday
Sep 04

The Noguchi Museum Free Admission Friday

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Free Admission Friday at The Noguchi Museum - see INFO below. The Noguchi Museum, chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, was designed and created by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Opening on a limited basis to the public in 1985 the purpose of the museum and foundation was and remains to preserve and display Noguchi's sculptures, architectural models, stage designs, drawings, and furniture designs. The two-story, 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2) museum and adjacent sculpture garden, located in Long Island City section of Queens, one block from the Socrates Sculpture Park, underwent major renovations in 2004 allowing the museum to stay open year round.1To house the museum, in 1974 Noguchi purchased a photogravure plant and gas station located across the street from his New York studio, where he had worked and lived since 1961.2 The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum opened to the public in 1985 on a seasonal basis. In 1999 the Foundation Board approved a 13.5 million capital master plan to address structural concerns, ADA and NYC Building Code compliance and create a new public education facility. During renovation, the Museum relocated to a temporary space in Sunnyside, Queens, and held several thematic exhibitions of Noguchis work. In February 2004, the museum was formally chartered as a museum, and granted 501(c)(3) public charity status. The Noguchi Museum reopened to the public at its newly renovated space in June 2004. The museum building continued to suffer from structural issues into the early 2000s and a second 8 million stabilization project was begun in September 2008

when: September 4 @ 10am - 5pm
where: The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road, Long Island City, NY (map)
price: Free
INFO: On the first Friday of every month year-round, Museum admission is free. Phone: 718-204-7088 Website
category: Arts & Culture
 

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