The Noguchi Museum, chartered as The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, is a museum and sculpture garden in the Long Island City section of Queens, New York City, designed and created by the Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. Opening on a limited basis to the public in 1985, the museum and foundation were intended to preserve and display Noguchi's sculptures, architectural models, stage designs, drawings, and furniture designs. The two-story, 24,000 square feet (2,200 m2) museum and sculpture garden, one block from the Socrates Sculpture Park, underwent major renovations in 2004 allowing the museum to stay open year-round.Make Noguchi Museum part of your personalized Queens itinerary using our Queens road trip planner.
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I can't express how much I am impressed with the museum. I'm not necessarily a huge fan of abstract, but the way the sculptures and other art have been curated it breathtaking. So much natural...
I can't express how much I am impressed with the museum. I'm not necessarily a huge fan of abstract, but the way the sculptures and other art have been curated it breathtaking. So much natural... more »
My third visit. Extremely pleasant outdoor space. $5 admission for seniors and students. Photography encouraged. If you like contemporary sculpture, run.
My third visit. Extremely pleasant outdoor space. $5 admission for seniors and students. Photography encouraged. If you like contemporary sculpture, run. more »
Very beautiful museum with great Japanese inspiration! Really loved all the sculptures and origami. The whole place was tranquil and relaxing. There was a lot to explore and it wasn't too cluttered or confusing to navigate. Highly recommend stopping by for some culture!
Possibly my favorite NYC museum. Usually on the quiet side. Go in nicer weather to experience the garden. And try for the daily 2 p.m. free guided tour for some different takes on what you are seeing. Don't be a baby; it's not hard to get there. Quick subway ride from midtown followed by a 15 minute walk—and you can hit the Costco liquor store next door on the way home! Bonus!
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