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Noguchi Museum

9 - 01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, NY 11106
718 204 7088
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Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums
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Owner description: 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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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

It's a bit of an adventure getting there (subway, bus, walking a few blocks), but it's well worth it. The museum itself is multi-level with nice light, and the work is quite varied and quite powerful and beautiful. I'd look up his work, if you're unfamiliar with it, before going out there, just to make sure you'll appreciate it. I... More

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

its really small but the sculptures, the outdoor space, and the general peace this space provides are so worth a trip out of the city, we live in the neighborhood and drop in every once in a while - the cafe is nice and the garden is just amazing.

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Long Island City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This museum is a very comprehensive offering of the entire panoply of periods/works from Noguchi as it comprised his original workshop. There is even a cinematic presentation of his life. One can spend an entire morning or afternoon there, but it is a bit off the beaten track, so you either have to hike from the Astoria line or take... More

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This museum traces the artistic development of Japanese/American artist Isamo Noguchi. Good stone and wood sculptures and lovely space. Also his memorable paper lanterns are displayed and the manufactured versions are sold here. Worth making a trip, especially if combined with local MoMA PS1 or the Socrates Sculpture Gardens by the water

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Montclair, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It's difficult to describe this unique museum and garden -- a place that feels out of time, yet connected to all things. Noguchi's genius remains powerful and a wonder to behold. The neighborhood is safe and there is plenty of on-street parking. Go to Astoria for lunch or dinner afterward and enjoy walking around the various neighborhoods there, which evoke... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the art was amazing i love coming here everytime i come to new york..it was a perfect day to go the weather was perfect.. and the price is affordable if your in town this is a must.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The works here are breath taking. Noguchi was very prolific and his works reflect his broad interests. His designs have permeated the society and there is a lovely garden to meditate in. It really is a wonderful spot to visit. You shuld allocate some time to see it in details. On saturday mornings there are special programs for children as... More

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Washington, D.C.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This quiet museum showcases and art and the story of Isamu Noguchi, an extraordinary but not sufficiently well-known Japanese American artist. The museum is beautifully arranged, informative, and displays his art in ingenious ways. There are places to sit and relax, to contemplate the art and its meaning.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I found peace and simplicity there - it was an escape from a city tropical jungle and noise into a calm and airy shelter, filled with various shapes - some simple, some sophisticated. And I stayed there a long time with almost nobody around (Friday morning) - pensive and nonchalant...and also sat dreaming on a bench in a Jen garden.... More

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

it took us years to finally walk into Noguchi and now we can't stay away. serene, beautiful and yes the garden is very Zen. love to spend some time there on a hot day, enjoy the beauty and escape the concrete jungle outside. a quick walk across the street from Socrates. a must see .

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