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The Noguchi Museum

9-01 33rd Road
| +1 718-204-7088
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An art oasis in Long Island City Astoria New York United States

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Sat, Sun 11am - 6pm
Wed - Fri 10am - 5pm

An art oasis in Long Island City

The sculptures of Isamo Noguchi grace public spaces around the world, but the museum that showcases his best works occupies a former photogravure plant in Long Island City, Queens. As much as I like Noguchi's gigantic public pieces, the artist's studio-turned-museum is my favorite place to admire his work.

Noguchi designed the museum, and everything is displayed exactly as he wished. It is intimate and crowd-free, and the garden is furnished with benches. The effect is soothing, an oasis of natural forms and quiet spaces. An afternoon here is a delightful retreat from the hustle of Manhattan!

There is street parking nearby, and public transport brings a visitor within a few blocks of the museum. On Sundays, a shuttle is available from the Asia Society in Manhattan