Isamu Noguchi: Ways of Discovery

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

poster for Isamu Noguchi: Ways of Discovery

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*We are pleased to announce that Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum will reopen on June 1st(Tue), following temporary closure in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988)—one of the foremost artists of the 20th century. The son of a Japanese father and American mother, Noguchi constructed a unique sculptural philosophy while grappling with his identity as an artist caught between two cultures, East and West. Deeply influenced by the aesthetic vision of Constantin Brancusi, a sculptor whom he encountered in his twenties, Noguchi devoted his life to pursuing a world enabling the creation of abstract form fundamentally resonant with nature. Due to war, Noguchi also knew the pain of belonging to nations that were bitter enemies, and he produced artworks imbued with an earnest desire for peace. This exhibition will retrace Noguchi’s remarkable “path of discovery.” By communicating this visionary artist’s deep insights into Japanese culture, it will reveal the essence of his art and the meaning it holds for us today.

*Time-slot reservations are recommended.



from April 24, 2021 to August 29, 2021
Closed on Mondays. Open on July 26, August 2, and August 9.


Isamu Noguchi



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