1.) Noguchi Museum
Located in Queens, the Noguchi Museum was founded and designed by the influential Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi. He built it with the intention of displaying what he considered to be the most representative examples of his art and design. Since opening in 1985 (three years before Noguchi’s death), the Noguchi museum has been committed to preserving the work and legacy of this artistic luminary of the 20th century. One of the current exhibitions deals with Noguchi’s contributions to the realm of functional ceramics, and it’s as playful as it is revelatory.
2.) Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)
If you’re spending the weekend in New York City with kids in tow, head to the CMA. This interdisciplinary, non-profit arts center is geared especially for children, but is sure to captivate adults, too.
3.) South Street Seaport Museum
If you’re hankering for a bit of history, step back in time to the 19th century at the South Street Seaport Museum. It holds approximately 30,000 objects related to New York’s history as a port city, and its role in the U.S. economy. These collections are comprised of ship models, paintings, scrimshaw, drawings, prints, photographs, letterpress printing, navigational instruments, and other fascinating objects. The museum also owns 6 ships that date from the late 1800’s. The museum’s informative displays paint a vivid picture of New York City life and commerce in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Did you participate in Museum Week this year? Which museums did you go to and what did you see? Let us know in the comments section!