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    The Noguchi Museum

    Art Tours, Art Museums
    Closed11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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    9-01 33rd Rd

    Astoria, NY 11106



    • Closed


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    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM


    • 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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    About the Business

    Founded and designed by the renowned Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988), the Museum is housed in a converted industrial building designed by the artist. It centers around an installation of large basalt stone sculptures in an indoor/outdoor gallery, and a serene outdoor sculpture garden. Provocative exhibitions drawn from the Museum's collection of Noguchi's sculpture, models for public projects and gardens, dance sets, and Akari light sculptures, together with programming with contemporary artists, offer a rich, contextualized view of his art and enduring influence as a multicultural, cross-disciplinary innovator. The Museum Shop makes available much of Noguchi's work in design, including his Akari light sculptures and the Noguchi Coffee Table for Herman Miller. The Shop also offers publications and objects by artists and designers whose work embodies Noguchi's legacy of craft and form. Tours: Every Weds-Sun at 2pm, we offer educator-led gallery tours, open to all visitors. Reservations are not required. Tours in Japanese and Spanish are also available on select dates; see Admission is free the First Friday of every month.

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      If I only have 2-2.5 hours to visit the museum, would it be worth the trip, or do I need more time to see it all?


      Still worth the trip for sure!

      Philipp -. 
      5 years ago 1 person found this helpful

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    • Photo of Justine C.
      Justine C.
      Long Beach, CA

      This place is stunning. A hidden gem in the city. You can also walk across the street to Socrates sculpture park to see more art

    • Photo of Phoebe A.
      Phoebe A.
      Manhattan, New York, NY
      1 check-in

      Really striking and beautiful museum! Noguchi's work is fascinating, and the space is designed in a way that best displays it. There's also this lovely garden / outdoor space, which will be such a nice place to relax and read a book. Highly recommend folks visit if they get a chance!

      As a note to first time visitors, the  entrance is  unassuming and easy to miss. Just walk along the side of the building facing 33rd Road to find it.

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      Ling C.
      Brooklyn, NY
      2 check-ins

      I had to book my ticket for this museum two weeks in advance.  Admission included a tour.  When I arrived,  I had to wait for more visitors for it to start.  

      This was an interesting place.  Most of the artworks were rocks and lanterns. The garden was peaceful and serene.  

      After I spent two hours there, I dropped by Costco for a quick bite.  It was walking distance.

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      Maram A.
      Jackson Heights, NY

      A beautiful and tranquil place to visit. There are about two floors and a lovely outdoor area. Come alone or with friends it is worth your time.

      Mera's Tip: Visit

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      Kimberly C.
      North Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

      Cool art made with rocks and clays. Sculptures and amazing! $12 for admission. There's a beautiful colorful-tiled snake that we were allowed to touch and sit on. But architecture of some buildings were shown, and it is amazing.

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      Kamil A.
      New York, NY

      The Noguchi Museum is a lovely little museum in Queens.  It's set in an old commercial building, with a small sculpture garden next door.  The collection--which is mostly sculptures, with some other artwork mixed in-- is well organized and fairly easy to navigate in about 1-1.5 hours (though some signs wouldn't hurt).  Definitely worth a visit if you're looking for a fun and casual weekend jaunt.

    • Photo of Jennifer Y.

      Founded and designed by Isamu Noguchi, this is a precious sculpture museum in Astoria.  Magnificent is the exact placement of each sculpture, giving them life to their own positive and negative spacing.  Presently, Christian Boltanski, Animitas fills the museum's garden with the music of gentle bells.  Ahead planning of reserving tickets and a special trip from Manhattan I took for this specific museum.  Inspired I am and will wholeheartedly make it here again and again!


    • Photo of Susanna M.

      Book tickets ahead of time and download the Bloomberg app they use. This place is a hidden gem. The art is spread out pretty well, there's a good amount of seating throughout even if it's a small museum. The art is unique and even if you're like me and don't understand it all it's nice. I like it and will continue to swing by as the exhibitions change out.

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      Lou D.
      Astoria, Queens, NY

      A true gem in Long Island City. It is unique, tranquil, exciting and bold. It has spacious indoor exhibitions as well as outdoor features. This is where I take friends and visitors and they are always impressed. I enjoy just stopping by for a quiet moment of relaxation in the sculpture garden among the bamboo.

      Come to Long Island City and visit the Noguchi - you will love it!

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      Danesh I.
      Kew Gardens, Queens, NY

      In a fabulous place known for many things under the sun, it isn't really a surprise that Queens has one of the best museums around.

      The work of Isamu Noguchi is simple but sublime, and the museum is in itself a work of art. Providing a space for silence, reflection, and connection through the works of one of the most talented and influential artists whose works range from sketches to sculpture to landscape and furniture design, the Noguchi Museum is a must.

      The museum is the perfect place to find some quiet time for yourself or to bring a friend along and explore the museum's exhibits and grounds. I especially love Christian Boltanski's Animatas exhibition which utilizes the museum's garden space to elevate the experience of being alone in a public space by incorporating a sound work consisting of 180 small bronze bells on steel stems that create an atmosphere of calm among the chaos.

      A membership to the museum is well worth the investment and it gets you discounts of 10% (25% during sporadic member days) at the museum gift shop where you will inevitably end up buying an Akari light sculpture, access to NARM and Mod/Co reciprocal programs, as well as several other wonderful benefits.

      If you haven't visited, please do! This is a wonderful establishment and it makes for a perfect afternoon or evening when coupled with a walk over to nearby Socrates Park and all of what LIC and Astoria have to offer. Highly recommended!

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    The Noguchi Museum is open Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun.