Noguchi Museum
Noguchi Museum
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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).
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Stephanie S
    New York City, New York298 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum, unexpectedly intense artwork
    Great museum, unexpectedly intense artwork. I never thought about the Noguchi Museum until someone recommended it. I went with friends and though the second floor of the two-floor museum (plus a sculpture garden) was closed (I received a fifty percent refund on admission) my friends and I enjoyed seeing Noguchi's works. It's housed in a great space on Queens and the sculptures are spaced nicely and visits are timed so there are not too many visitors at once. The outdoor sculpture garden is unique and although we couldn't sit and enjoy it because it was riding too hard the day we visited, it's a gem of a spot. The museum shops cool stuff, but expensive as all museum stores are. I'd visit again to see the second floor exhibits.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 1, 2023
  • Allan S
    New York City, New York7,055 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderfully peaceful attraction accessible by public transportation that is a beautiful oasis.
    I ine here every few years for a break from a hectic world. I sit in their extensive statue garden that is a refuge from a busy New York. There are numerous beaches not only in the garden but throughout the museum. They also have a lovely gift shop Offering done high end and dine fairly priced objects d’art. Great spot to visit gur a small admittance once. One nite thst parking is available in streets but dine times difficult to find.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 9, 2024
  • David S
    New York City, New York82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem! I am so glad we went!
    Great artwork and a wonderful venue for all of it! This museum showcases the work of Isamu Noguchi; most of his work is abstract. The space itself is part of the exhibit and is brilliantly conceived. There is a nice museum shop, too.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Kenneth P
    Irvington, New York3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A GEM NOT TO BE MISSED
    The Noguchi Museum is a magical place. Outdoor sculpture garden, indoor exhibits leave one with a feeling of calm, and artistically satisfied. Walking around and through the exhibits, helps bring one up close to the artists works and emotional states.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 6, 2024
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Chi2me
Chicago, IL12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Noguchi is iconic and now, for me, so is his museum. Really worth a trip. The open air parts coupled with the sculpture garden and gift shop make it truly unique. Then walk out the door to the Socrates Sculpture park and you're good to go.
Written March 30, 2021
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DB
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
not friendly for people of color. if you don’t want people to pose with the exhibits, then don’t allow photography all together - not sure why me and my friend were met with such hostility. i was really looking forward to visiting this museum but my experience was so uncomfortable i doubt i’ll be visiting any museum anytime soon.
Written March 28, 2021
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Arty_mom
Rochester Hills, MI2,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
I can't express how much I am impressed with the museum. I'm not necessarily a huge fan of abstract, but the way the sculptures and other art have been curated it breathtaking. So much natural light that highlights the subtle textures. You can walk a 360 around every piece.

Make time to sit in the garden. There are plenty of benches to sit and look and listen. You can hear the birds and relax. I would love to go back and see the gallery earlier on the day. The main floor is amazing and an indoor outdoor space that connects with nature.

The staff is so friendly. A MUST see for any NYC visit. This is a hidden Gem!
Written March 6, 2022
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Allan S
New York City, NY7,055 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I ine here every few years for a break from a hectic world. I sit in their extensive statue garden that is a refuge from a busy New York. There are numerous beaches not only in the garden but throughout the museum.
They also have a lovely gift shop
Offering done high end and dine fairly priced objects d’art. Great spot to visit gur a small admittance once. One nite thst parking is available in streets but dine times difficult to find.
Written March 9, 2024
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Elfma
Greenwich, CT688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The positioning of this Zen jewelbox in a warehouse district in LIC makes it all the more special. Each area has its own unique energy. Noguchi has been a force in the fine and applied arts since the 1930s. Suggest you do a little browsing online about the artist prior to coming, as there is no written or video history compilation on site. Also no beverage or food on site. This place calls out for a Japanese food truck, just sayin'.
Well worth the trip. So chill, even on a 95F afternoon.
Written August 7, 2022
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dese2
Auburn, NY3,170 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This smallish museum is full of beautiful sculptures of mostly stone. Works are arranged in several galleries on two floors and in an outdoor garden area. The outdoor garden is especially wonderful. There is a paved path but also benches. Take a bit of time to sit to listen and look. The garden does an amazing job of muting the city noise.
Inside there is an elevator, bathrooms and a gift shop. The shop has some beautiful, interesting and unique items. I just bought postcards. Photography is allowed within the museum. Don't touch the sculptures!
We made reservations online before our visit as recommended. Masks were required inside (thank you). There were several people there when we were, but it was not crowded at all. We drove and were able to park on the street just a block away.
Artwork is primarily by Isamu Noguchi but works by others are there too. As noted in another review read about the museum before you go for mare impact.
Highly recommend.
Written September 13, 2022
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Stephanie S
New York City, NY298 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
Great museum, unexpectedly intense artwork. I never thought about the Noguchi Museum until someone recommended it. I went with friends and though the second floor of the two-floor museum (plus a sculpture garden) was closed (I received a fifty percent refund on admission) my friends and I enjoyed seeing Noguchi's works. It's housed in a great space on Queens and the sculptures are spaced nicely and visits are timed so there are not too many visitors at once. The outdoor sculpture garden is unique and although we couldn't sit and enjoy it because it was riding too hard the day we visited, it's a gem of a spot. The museum shops cool stuff, but expensive as all museum stores are. I'd visit again to see the second floor exhibits.
Written October 1, 2023
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Kenneth P
Irvington, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
The Noguchi Museum is a magical place. Outdoor sculpture garden, indoor exhibits leave one with a feeling of calm, and artistically satisfied. Walking around and through the exhibits, helps bring one up close to the artists works and emotional states.
Written April 6, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

David S
New York City, NY82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Great artwork and a wonderful venue for all of it!

This museum showcases the work of Isamu Noguchi; most of his work is abstract. The space itself is part of the exhibit and is brilliantly conceived.

There is a nice museum shop, too.
Written April 3, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kudoku_11
Escondido, CA110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
I am from CA and my folks in NY told me about this museum. It is very unique. Rock curving arts exhibition. There was a nice garden outside with Rock exhibit as well. The museum store (inside) was fun to explore (pricey though). You can experience something you can NOT from other regular "art" (say...painting....) museums. Great place. At this time, FRIDAYS admissions are free. Yes, I went on Friday (7/1/22).
Written July 3, 2022
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