Garden of Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum

Every time I visit New York, I always mean to visit the Noguchi Museum but for one reason or another I have never made it. I am pleased to say that I finally made it this weekend. Situated in Long Island City in Queens, the museum is off the beaten tourist track but is most definitely worth making time for a visit. The museum was founded and designed by the internationally renowned Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi for the display of what he considered to be representative examples of his life’s work. Opened in 1985, it is housed in a converted industrial building, connected to a building and interior garden of Noguchi’s design. Noguchi designed the complex as an open-air sculpture garden surrounded by ten galleries filled with his work. I have long been a Noguchi fan and the museum provides an intimate, reflective space in which to experience his sculpture and design. As it was a beautiful sunny day I spent a wonderful two hours in the beautiful Japanese Garden at the centre of the museum complex. This may be my first visit to the Noguchi Museum but it most definitely will not be my last.

The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY 11106.