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Noguchi Museum Presents On Becoming An Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922 – 1960

The Noguchi Museum presents On Becoming An Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922 – 1960, open November 17, 2010 – April 24, 2011.

On Becoming an Artist: Isamu Noguchi and His Contemporaries, 1922–1960 explores Isamu Noguchi’s influential friendships with such seminal figures as artists Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Stuart Davis, Arshile Gorky, and Frida Kahlo; designer and inventor Buckminster Fuller; architects including Gordon Bunshaft, Louis Kahn, and Richard Neutra; and dancers and choreographers Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins, and Merce Cunningham. These relationships are brought to vivid life through artwork, letters, photographs, and historic exhibition invitations and catalogues, providing a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the art world at critical moments during the twentieth century.

Created by Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), The Noguchi Museum opened in 1985, presenting a comprehensive collection of the artist’s works in stone, metal, wood, and clay, as well as models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and Akari Light Sculptures. The Museum–chartered as The Noguchi Museum–is housed in thirteen galleries within a converted factory building and encircles a garden containing major granite and basalt sculptures.

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The Noguchi Museum
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