Year of Noguchi
edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 9/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
What with the U.S. Postal Service unveiling commemorative stamps and his own museum in Long Island City, New York, reopening after an extensive renovation, 2004 has already proved a centennial year to remember. Now another New York institution, the Whitney Museum of American Art, honors his fascinating oeuvre in "Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor"—organized in conjunction with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., where the exhibition relocates next.
The show celebrates the sculptor-designer's work and life via 65 organic artworks and 20 related drawings. All demonstrate his polyglot embrace of Asian, American, and European influences, his impeccable craftsmanship, and his experimentation with materials and disciplines. October 28–January 16; 800-944-8639; whitney.org.