This series of installations of around forty sculptures and designs, mostly drawn from the Museum’s collection and incorporating photographs from the artist’s archive, occupies nearly the entire second floor.
Isamu Noguchi’s ultimate conception of sculpture was the manipulation of three empirical abstractions: the relationships that connect objects, spaces, and people; the sense of environment those connections produce when more than the sum of their parts; and the scaling of human awareness to such imaginary landscapes.
Image: Isamu Noguchi, Set for George Balanchine’s Orpheus, 1947 (reworked and enlarged 1972). The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum and New York City Ballet. ©INFGM / ARS