May 30
—Jan 7, 2018

Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center


The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Rd.
Queens, NY 11106


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In May 1942, Japanese-American sculptor and landscape artist Isamu Noguchi voluntarily entered a relocation camp in Poston, Arizona, hoping to leverage his cachet in the art world to improve conditions for fellow internees. This exhibition includes dozens of sculptures and archival documents that show how Noguchi’s experiences during the Second World War shaped his art.

"Poston Park and Recreation Areas at Poston, Arizona" (1942) by Isamu Noguchi. Blueprint. 42 3/8 x 88 inches. © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York/ARS. Photograph by Kevin Noble.

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