View of metal Noguchi sculpture among green bushes and trees

About Socrates x Noguchi Field Guide
Exploring a “New Nature”

Nature is not just one thing….The nature of trees and grass is one thing. But there are many degrees of nature. Interstellar spaces are also nature. There is human nature. In the city, you have to have a new nature. Maybe you have to create that nature.” – Isamu Noguchi

Join Noguchi educators in a series of programs exploring a ‘new nature’ for New Yorkers. We’ll look at reproductions of Noguchi’s sculptures and writing, and use the environment of Socrates Sculpture Park to inspire conversation and creativity. All participants will be given a free pass to visit The Noguchi Museum after the workshop.

These workshops are free, hands on, open to all ages, families and individuals, and any skill level. RSVP required. Workshops are about 2 hours long. Masks are required, and space is limited to ensure social distancing is possible.  

Image Credit: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum.

All Ages Welcome  • Pre-Registration Required •  Free!

Exploring a “New Nature” Poetry & Writing–>

Saturday, May 28  •  11AM – 1PM  •  Registration required

Exploring a “New Nature” Gardens & Model making–>

Saturday, June 25  •  11AM – 1PM. • Registration will open June 4

Image Credit: Liz Ligon. Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum.

Exploring a “New Nature” Water, Stone & Sand–>

Saturday, July 30  •  11AM – 1PM • Registration will open on July 9

Image Credit: Luned Palmer. Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum.

Exploring a “New Nature” Shibori Dyeing–>

Saturday, August 27  •  11AM – 1PM • Registration will open on August 6

Image Credit: Sol Aramendi. Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum.

Exploring a “New Nature” The Moon & Haiku–>

Saturday, September 3  •  11AM – 1PM  • Registration will open on August 13

Image credit: Isamu Noguchi, Lunar  Sculpture, 1943. Courtesy of The Noguchi Museum

Exploring a “New Nature” Play Sculpture in Watercolor–>

Saturday, October 15  •  11AM – 1PM  • Registration will open on September 24

Image credit: Isamu Noguchi, Playground equipment studies, c. 1988. ©INFGM/ARS