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Noguchi Museum

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Address: 9 - 01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, NY 11106
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Thirteen galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden are the settings for the...

Thirteen galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden are the settings for the wide collection of art work by Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988.)

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I am not a fan of modern art but this museum was impressive. There is a corner where you can watch a video of the life story of Isamu Noguchi. Do so if you are not familiar with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not a fan of modern art but this museum was impressive. There is a corner where you can watch a video of the life story of Isamu Noguchi. Do so if you are not familiar with the artist. He was a philosopher at the same time. It takes some time to appreciate his art so take your time... More 

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Westhampton Beach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Light pours in through larger floor to ceiling windows. We had a guide, who showed and discussed about a few of Noguchis pieces and the building. The use of a variety of stone and placement throughout the building provides a a refreshing experience. I can not wait to return!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Noguchi's work is always on display here, so even if there isn't a special exhibit, the museum and the grounds are worthwhile visiting -- a wonderfully restful place, and I enjoy waking over the 59th Street Bridge to visit. Noguchi volunteered to join an internment camp during World War II, and there is a special exhibit on his experience and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

It takes a bit of courage to find this museum but once there, between the tour, the gift shop and cafe, and the amazing garden, it is easy to spend a good two hours or more. Noguchi's artistic life is one of full engagement with the American art experience and his work and commentary are an important addition to anyone's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a great museum off the beaten track, which also means not too full, even during the tourist season. Noguchi was one of the foremost artists of 20th century America -- when you see one or the other work, or his designs for tables and lamps you will certainly say 'oh that guy'. His exploration in stone, among other... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

There are a lot of stone and marble sculptures both inside and out. If you want ideas for a garden design, this may be useful. Would have been nice to see more exhibits in natural surrounding, but space was limited. Nice, chilled, relaxed atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Tucked away in a corner of Long Island City,the Noguchi Museum is not necessarily easy to get to. But once you get there ,you are amply rewarded by the scope and quality of the works presented. The Museum is tailored to the works in a relatively small space. You can admire the sculptures and textures up close and be inspired... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Although I was drawn to the work of Isamu Noguchi through his table and lighting designs, I was pleasantly surprised by his prolific sculpture work, predominantly in stone. This museum is a tranquil space to savor his work, both in the building interior and in the outdoor garden. In fact, I would describe the outdoor garden as inspiring the feeling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

What a gem! The Noguchi Museum and Garden, the first and only museum owned, designed and established by, for and of an artist, has been around for 30+ years in Long Island City, Queens. It's in a rapidly changing neighborhood, so it will get more noticed by locals and travelers. We got lucky and had a brilliant tour by the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Sculpted Furniture - Furniture as Sculpture - Complex Simplicity - Simple Complexity - Objects that induce a state of blissful calm. A chapel of art.

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