Inside the Noguchi Museum
(Elizabeth Felicella/The Noguchi Museum)
Jenny Dixon, director of The Noguchi Museum, discusses the museum, founded and designed by Japanese-American artist Isamu Noguchi.
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I was apart of the Making Your Mark teen program at the Noguchi Museum the summer of 2009 when I was in high school and it was the best experience ever! I learned and created so much. I recommend any one is high school do this summer program, it is a one-of-a-kind experience!
Noguchi Museum curator Dixon, in her brief description of the jewel that is this place, did not mentionthat Noguchi was also a political animal. Perhaps his most moving sculpture is "The Lynching"---this may not be the exact title---but the subject is unmistakeable. He was an admirer and, perhaps, lover of Frieda Kahlo for a short time until Diego Rivera threatened him. Noguchi is said to have jumped out of Frieda's window to escape Diego's jealous wrath. Noguchi created a beautiful bas-relief celebrating workers in a site of one of Mexico City's main market. It is worth seeking out if you make it to MC.
And don't miss this Museum. The stone sculptures are gorgeous, there's so much to see and that garden is a peaceful dream. Go there!!
I highly recommend visiting this museum! It's fascinating.
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