The Noguchi Museum

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    "The serene garden is one of our favorite spots for relaxing."(4 Tips)
    Stephanie
    "Absolutely have a long sit in the beautiful sculpture garden."(5 Tips)
    Lindsey F.
    "Contemplative hidden gem with lovely cafe/bookshop too."(3 Tips)
    Kate Ruby K.
    "A hidden gem of a museum... Go when you need some peace"(7 Tips)
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  • Marius W.
    Marius WatzSeptember 1, 2014
    A hidden gem. Great architecture (open air spaces, peaceful sculpture garden) and beautiful pieces thoughtfully laid out, showcasing Noguchi as a subtle master of material and texture.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonJanuary 18, 2016
    A beautiful and relaxing place to visit. Noguchi's sculptures are both minimalistic and emotive. It's even nice in the winter time even though part of the museum is outdoors.
  • David R.
    David RosenbergMarch 25, 2015
    A wonderful museum perfect for sunny and rainy days alike. The documentary playing on loop by the elevator on the second floor is a great primer, maybe start there.
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BarnettJuly 8, 2013
    Having worked there for over a year, I always told visitors to visit the garden last. Great coffee and food in the cafe, and the big sofa in the cafe will get you the best view of the garden.
  • Teachers College S.
    If you want a little background on the exhibits, you'll want to show up for the guided tour at 2pm (Noguchi liked his pieces displayed unaccompanied by titles or text).
  • Gothamist
    GothamistJanuary 25
    A walk-through gives you the sense of floating on your back in a large, boundless ocean. I credit this feeling to either Zen or some kind of piped-in hallucinatory gas. Read more
    Upvoted Apr 19
  • Interni Magazine
    Interni MagazineMay 7, 2011
    The NM opened in the 1985, presenting a comprehensive collection of the artist's works in stone, metal, wood & clay, as well as models for public projects & gardens, dance set & Akari Light Sculptures Read more
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestJuly 22, 2016
    Twentieth century sculptor, Isamu Noguchi, created a new standard of bold subtlety in the art world. His designs feature clean marble, stone, and organic forms. Read more
  • Tiffany & Co
    Tiffany & CoJune 1, 2011
    To walk through the museum’s tranquil sculpture garden with someone you love is a rare treat. Later, sip exotic cocktails at Dutch Kills (27-24 Jackson Ave.), an artsy watering hole.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Take in gorgeous displays of Japanese art and sculpture. The serene garden is one of our favorite spots for relaxing. Read more
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupDecember 12, 2011
    A haven for those seeking some Zen and Tranquility! Make your pilgrimage on the first Friday of the month for pay-what-you-wish admission.
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 19, 2011
    A place of zen and peace. A chance to reflect on simplicity and to contemplate the history of abstract art in the 20th century.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    It was set up in an abandoned factory space in Ravenswood, Queens by Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) in 1985. It currently hosts an exhibition on the future of Ravesnwood.
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PeryerOctober 1, 2011
    Cool point: The OTHER Noguchi Museum is a studio and garden in the village of Mure on the Japanese island of Shikoku.
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh H.April 22
    Beautiful museum with an incredible garden. Take the free tour!
  • Fred S.
    Fred SullivanApril 14, 2010
    This is a indoor outdoor museum so pick a day with nice weather so you can enjoy the sculptures in the outdoors. There are also performances here so check their calendar.
  • Anne W.
    Anne WuJune 16, 2013
    Take a stroll in the garden, let the nature and sculptures sway you into serenity.
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 29, 2011
    Every second Sunday of the month, the Noguchi Museum assembles renowned experts to engage in dialogues. Events take place at 3pm on the second Sunday of each month. Read more
  • Carolina M.
    Carolina MirandaJuly 3, 2011
    Be sure not to miss the second floor gallery filled with Noguchi's tender-beautiful drawings of animals. They are all kinds of rad.
  • Stephanie
    StephanieAugust 24, 2016
    Impeccable space and collection. Absolutely have a long sit in the beautiful sculpture garden.
  • Val P.
    Val PucilowskiOctober 11, 2016
    Super tranquil. On a sunny day the upper floor and garden are absolutely gorgeous.
  • Bommy C.
    Bommy ChaSeptember 19, 2016
    Only $5 with student id. Gorgeous sculpture garden.
  • Sabrina W.
    Sabrina WangFebruary 20, 2015
    very elegant and serene place for display Noguchi's sculpture.
  • Audrey O.
    Audrey OApril 12, 2016
    The outdoor garden is pretty especially on sunny days.
  • Wen F.
    Wen FuJune 10, 2014
    Such a wonderful architecture gallery and garden with a zen concept.
  • Richard L.
    Richard LowryMay 1, 2012
    The museum functions as an exhibition space for the artist's large-scale sculptures.
  • Oonline
    OonlineAugust 13, 2011
    Don't miss this jewel. Peaceful and beautiful. Worth a detour.
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOApril 30, 2010
    An oasis of transporting sculptures and calm, Zen-like environments designed by Japanese-American modernist Isamu Noguchi.
  • Benjamin R.
    Benjamin RaghebAugust 7, 2014
    During WWII Noguchi voluntarily entered a Japanese internment camp (as a NY resident he was exempt), then applied to leave one month later.
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanJanuary 18, 2016
    Great museum, super zen
  • Kate Ruby K.
    Kate Ruby KlenfnerDecember 12, 2015
    A hidden gem of a museum... Go when you need some peace
  • Nagak S.
    Nagak SJune 21, 2014
    Peaceful. A convenient escape from the hustle and bustle.
  • Ben K.
    Worth a trip, some great sculpture by Isamaru Noguchi.
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoJune 23, 2015
    Make your day even classier by visiting the nearby Costco for a 1.50 hot dog combo!
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CorsonJuly 20, 2013
    Make sure to find the laminated info sheets to provide context on the sculptures!
  • Lindsey F.
    Lindsey FrancesJanuary 10, 2016
    Contemplative hidden gem with lovely cafe/bookshop too.
  • Peter V.
    Peter VegaFebruary 1, 2011
    Get directions to the Noguchi Museum here... http://www.noguchi.org/visitor-info/getting-here
  • Farooq A.
    Farooq AhmadJanuary 22, 2011
    Try the toasted rice green tea in the café. Amazing!
  • Justin C.
    Justin ChenFebruary 28, 2016
    worth seeing even if you're not in to sculpture
  • Eric R.
    Eric RyanNovember 11, 2011
    Learn more about the life of the artist Isamu Noguchi by watching the film in the Museum's Video Room.
  • Luned P.
    Luned PalmerDecember 22, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Best secret garden. Come to the 2pm public tour!
  • Sungwoo B.
    Sungwoo BangAugust 24, 2015
    Everything is amazingly beautiful...
  • Antonio C.
    Antonio ColeMarch 23, 2014
    Lots of rocks. Some sketches, too! :-)
  • Lee S.
    Lee SimpsonJuly 3, 2016
    Pure Zen. Spend some time in the garden.
  • Kien N.
    Kien NguyenJune 28, 2015
    Cool space right next to a Costco!
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaMarch 26, 2016
    the space is nearly as beautiful as the sculpture
  • Zoe
    ZoeDecember 27, 2014
    One of my favorite museum!
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.August 7, 2015
    No strollers allowed, but they will give you a baby carrier.
  • Robert M.
    Robert MadisonNovember 29, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Excellent exhibitions!
  • Erica S.
    Erica SMay 25, 2015
    Very calm and serene
  • Jan A.
    Jan AguSeptember 4, 2009
    Go to Noguchi Museum for a break from the hustle & bustle of the city. Meditate in the sculpture garden.
  • beth d.
    beth dolosApril 20, 2013
    do not miss this!!!
  • Sarah W.
    Sarah WorthingtonSeptember 25, 2009
    Go here and have a look around. Go for FREE on Saturday, September 25th! Thanks for the heads up, WLA...
  • Terry Y.
    Terry YoungSeptember 2, 2011
    Summer beer garden is awesome.
  • Kendra
    KendraApril 21, 2012
    Today is free!!
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LopezOctober 25, 2011
    Nature as a sactuary
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