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Noguchi Museum

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Address: 9 - 01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, NY 11106
Phone Number: 718 204 7088
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Thirteen galleries and an outdoor sculpture garden are the settings for the...

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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An American Genius

Sculpted Furniture - Furniture as Sculpture - Complex Simplicity - Simple Complexity - Objects that induce a state of blissful calm. A chapel of art.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sculpted Furniture - Furniture as Sculpture - Complex Simplicity - Simple Complexity - Objects that induce a state of blissful calm. A chapel of art.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is THE museum for a Noguchi fan! There's an abundance of his work there. The biographical video is very informative and gives insight to his life as a western japanese artist. The museum landscape is serene and captures his quiet reverence in stone and wood. How to get there: It's situated at the tip of Astoria (called Long Island... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know much about Noguchi before coming here. Museum was designed by him and features the huge breath of his work. He was a very talented artist and worked in a variety of mediums and styles. There is an approximately 50 minute film about him and his life which is well worth seeing. Very small cafe with limited drinks... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A sculpture garden,a patio and a museum designed and dedicated to the great Nogushi As curated by him mostly gorgeous stones sculptures from marbles,basalt,granit So peaceful and beautiful

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is set in an industrial area in a very unassuming building. The surprise starts as soon as you enter. The interaction between the minimalist architecture and landscaping and the beautiful organic sculptures is so thoughtful. It is a great place to spend an hour or two and the size is not overwhelming. The museum also has a very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Important museum of Noguchis works. Beautiful garden on grounds. Massive complex with large collection of work. Contemplative spaces, amazing architectural space.

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Maywood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have always enjoyed the look and feel of stone. Noguchi is a masterful sculptor. I can feel the smooth surfaces without even touching them. This museum is a quiet place to commune with oneself and the thought-provoking art.

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Located in an industrial neighborhood in Queens, about 20 mins from Manhattan. Sunday Shuttles from Manhattan. The museum houses a comprehensive and impressive representation of Isamu Noguchi's work in wood, granite, stone, paper and ceramic creations over his lifetime. Well laid out indoor and outdoor setting conducive to quiet contemplation. The second floor displays were most impressive. There is a... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

A small but interesting museum of the work of Isamu Noguchi and current exhibitions of those he influenced. When you buy admission, find out when the biographical video begins on the second floor, and plan your visit to see it. Fascinating life story that resulted in the work you'll see.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Environs outside are spartan (barring Socrates Sculpture Park) perhaps even bleak - parked on the street (for free) inside is a bit of an oasis, however - [pleasant environs/nice sequence/good design, nominal gift store/interesting Pratt student analytiques in the basement] Figure 90 minutes, give or take/depending on the design interest of visitors/weather and mood - some great stone sculptures, that... More 

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