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Calendar of Events: August 2020

Experience Modern architecture. Take a tour, view an exhibition, attend a lecture or otherwise connect with people equally captivated by the history and future of this period. Our online calendar highlights events related to Modern architecture in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and occasionally further a field, presented by a wide-ranging roster of organizations.

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LocalLecture

Archives Deep Dive: Noguchi’s Bollingen Journey, 1949-1950

Matthew Kirsch, Curator of Research and Digital Content, will present Isamu Noguchi’s photographs from his travels throughout Europe and Asia in 1949 – 1950. Funded by a travel grant by the Bollingen Foundation, Noguchi set out “to investigate the conditions and the extent to which art had been employed to create the environment of leisure in the past and in the present,” researching sites including megalithic ruins at Carnac in Brittany, the Campidoglio in Rome, the Jantar Mantar astronomical observatories at Delhi and Jaipur, the Angkor Wat temple complex in Cambodia, and more. More

Photograph by Isamu Noguchi at Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 1950. 08992.2 ©INFGM / ARS
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LocalAuction

The Glass House: Summer Benefit Auction

Every year the Glass House hosts a Summer Party to support the preservation of the site. Due to COVID-19, an in-person event is not possible. For this year’s virtual event the Glass House has announced a 2020 benefit artist, Mickalene Thomas. Thomas is creating a limited-edition sculpture. More

Photo by Steven Brooke.
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LocalLecture

Center of Attention: Brilliance

Center of Attention is the Noguchi Museum’s interactive virtual learning program for adults. Each program in the series is dedicated to a single work of art by Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and offered on two dates. More

Isamu Noguchi, Brilliance, 1982. Photo: Elizabeth Felicella. ©INFGM / ARS
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LocalLecture

Center of Attention: Brilliance

Center of Attention is the Noguchi Museum’s interactive virtual learning program for adults. Each program in the series is dedicated to a single work of art by Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988) and offered on two dates. More

Isamu Noguchi, Brilliance, 1982. Photo: Elizabeth Felicella. ©INFGM / ARS
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LocalExhibition

February 12, 2020

Noguchi Museum Dual Exhibition

Isamu Noguchi was profoundly in sync with America’s mid-century obsession with the power of design to shape the modern world. Dual exhibitions from the Noguchi Museum, Composition for Idlewild Airport and The Sculptor and the Ashtray, testify to his interest in making sculpture everywhere out of everything and are now available online. More

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LocalAuction

August 7, 2020

The Glass House: Summer Benefit Auction

Every year the Glass House hosts a Summer Party to support the preservation of the site. Due to COVID-19, an in-person event is not possible. For this year’s virtual event the Glass House has announced a 2020 benefit artist, Mickalene Thomas. Thomas is creating a limited-edition sculpture. More

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