Noguchi Subscapes
Noguchi Subscapes
Noguchi Subscapes is a survey of Isamu Noguchi’s particular interest in the unseen and hidden: invisible forces, subterranean structures and their makers, spatial metaphors for the unknown, and the inner recesses of the self.
Noguchi Museum
June 15, 2022 to May 07, 2023
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Exhibition details

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.

Artist details

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.


The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
9-01 33rd Road (at Vernon Boulevard)
Long Island City, New York 11106

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