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05/01/2019 - 07/14/2019
Long Island City (NY)

Changing and Unchanging Things: Noguchi and Hasegawa in Postwar Japan

Screen diptych (now lost) by Saburo Hasegawa, installed with Isamu Noguchi’s ceramic wall sculpture Skin and Bones (1950) and Akari light sculpture at Noguchi’s studio in Kita Kamakura, Japan, c. 1952. The Noguchi Museum Archive. ©The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY / Artists Rights Society (ARS).

Time & Location

May 1 – July 14
The Noguchi Museum (Long Island City, NY)


This major traveling exhibition focuses on the consequential friendship between artists Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) and Saburo Hasegawa (1906-1957), who met during Noguchi’s visit to Japan in 1950. Together, they undertook a wide-ranging study of traditional Japanese design, culture, and aesthetics within the context of deep-rooted Eastern and emerging Western influences. Featuring over 80 works from public and private collections internationally, the exhibition traces their explorations as mid-career artists and the profound impact it had on their subsequent work. This exhibition is part of Japan 2019, a series of events highlighting Japanese arts and culture in the U.S. throughout 2019, and supported through the Exhibitions Abroad Support Program.

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