Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) was one of the most important sculptors of his time. He was a protean artist who, in addition to his sculpture, designed and created conceptual projects, landscaped environments, earthworks, gardens, plazas, stage sets, furniture and lighting fixtures. The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan is the fulfillment of Noguchi’s wish that his former studio in Mure be an extension of his museum in New York, that it be a place to inspire artists and scholars. The collection on display (including those on loan from The Noguchi Museum, NY) includes 150 sculptures, many of which are still unfinished.

The totality is his metaphor for the world, an expression of "the notion of the universality of art, especially sculpture, or that which has to do with our environment". This museum preserves the working atmosphere of his studio and also aims to maintain archives which are open to scholarly research. We invite our visitors to experience and enjoy Noguchi’s world through his art and through his unique and timeless interpretation of those eternal verities we all seek.







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The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan 17th Anniversary Concert

Since the Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan opened seventeen years ago, it has welcomed people from all over the world who come to experience Noguchi’s art in his studio space in Mure. It is the kind generosity of many supporters that makes this possible. November 17, 2016 marks the 112th anniversary of Noguchi’s birth. To celebrate this occasion, a solo flute concert by distinguished flutist Hiroshi Koizumi will be held the day before on November 16.
Isamu Noguchi explored uncharted ground in abstract art, seeking resonance with nature and the universe, and his works are infused with this spirit. Beside Noguchi’s powerful work, Energy Void, within the tranquil setting of the museum, Hiroshi Koizumi will perform such pieces as Toru Takemitsu’s Itinerant—In Memory of Isamu Noguchi. We invite you to join us for this special occasion.





Date: November 16, 2016 (Wed.)

Place: The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum Japan

Morning Session: Maximum 80 people.
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Unassigned seating.
Doors Open: 10:30 at museum reception center
Museum Tour: 10:40-11:40 Tour of museum, excluding the Exhibition Kura
Concert: 12:00-13:00 Exhibition Kura

Afternoon Session: Maximum 80 people.
Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Unassigned seating.
Doors Open: 13:30 at museum reception center
Museum Tour: 13:40-14:40 Tour of museum, excluding the Exhibition Kura
Concert: 15:00-16:00 Exhibition Kura

Performer: Hiroshi Koizumi

Program: Itinerant—In Memory of Isamu Noguchi (composed by Toru Takemitsu) and 4 other pieces

Fee: JPY5,000 per person tax included (museum viewing + concert)

Application: To apply please send the following information by fax or e-mail to the Museum.

1) Address, 2) Name, 3) Phone number, 4) Number of participants, 5) Morning or afternoon session

FAX:087-845-0505

E-MAIL:museum@isamunoguchi.or.jp



*Applicants who submit the above information will be sent further details.
*Due to the nature of the performance space, this event is not open to preschool children.



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