The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City is about to grow.
Noguchi Museum announced earlier this week that they’d be making renovations and updates in the coming years. As part of the museum’s upcoming expansion, a 6,000-square-foot building will be added to their campus in addition to opening artist Isamu Noguchi’s original studio space. The sculptor’s studio in Queens has never been open to the public, so this will be a unique first for all Noguchi fans.
The new art and archive building will be designed by Büro Koray Duman and go up across the street from the current gallery. It’ll act as the central space of the museum, storing all of their collections and archives in one place. According to a report by the New York Times, the construction on that building will begin in 2020, followed by the studio renovations in 2021.
Noguchi’s studio apartment will be renovated before opening to include items that were in the studio during the time Noguchi was there. In addition to giving fans a broader scope of his work and who he was as an artist, the studio will also double as an event space for the museum.
The entire project is expected to be completed sometime in 2022.
featured image source: Rendering by BÜRO KORAY DUMAN
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