英文概要

イサム・ノグチ 発見の道


A leading figure in 20th-century art, Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988) made major contributions not only to sculpture but also to fields including stage art and product design. Noguchi yet remained a sculptor first and foremost throughout his life. He considered the stone sculptures he created in his final years to be representative examples of his life’s work.

The son of a Japanese father and American mother, Noguchi constructed a profound sculptural philosophy while grappling with his identity as an artist. What continually inspired him on his path as an artist for over a half-century were Japanese traditions. His contact with Kyoto’s karesansui (“dry landscape”) gardens and tea ceremony aesthetics, for example, enabled him to grasp “what sculpture can do.”

This exhibition traces the “ways of discovery” leading to the stone sculptures of Isamu Noguchi’s final years, endeavoring thus to reveal the essence of his art. This it does through varied works from throughout Noguchi’s career, placed in three distinctive gallery spaces suited to the sculptor’s view of space as a continuation of his sculpture.

The works by Isamu Noguchi in this exhibition have a power to show what we, ourselves, so earnestly seek today.



Title Isamu Noguchi: Ways of Discovery
Venue Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo, Ueno-Park)
Period Saturday, April 24 – Sunday, August 29, 2021
Closed Mondays(Open the Mondays of May 3, July 26, August 2, 9)
Hours 9:30 – 17:30(Last admission 17:00)
Admission General \1,900 / College students \1,300 / Seniors 65+ \1,100



※All visitors are requested to use our timed-entry online reservation system to purchase tickets. Please see the Ticket page for details (only available in Japanese).
※People of high-school age and younger will be admitted free
※Admission free for visitors (and one accompanying person) with a Physical Disability Certificate, Intellectual Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, Mental Disability Certificate or Atomic Bomb Survivor’s Certificate. (Timed-entry reservation not required)
※In each case, please show identification
※People who have difficulty purchasing online can purchase same-day tickets at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum ticket counter. If, on their arrival, the pre-set number of tickets for the immediate time slot is sold out, they will be admitted in the earliest available time slot.
※Resale of admission tickets for this exhibition is strictly prohibited. The museum accepts no responsibility for any inconvenience or loss caused by the illegal resale of tickets.

Organized by Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, The Asahi Shimbun, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan Arts Council
With the Sponsorship of Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Corporation
With the Special Cooperation of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York,
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation of Japan, The Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum, Japan
With the Cooperation of Ibaraki Broadcast System, JAPAN AIRLINES
Telephone Inquiry 03-5777-8600
Inquiries for News coverage “Isamu Noguchi: The Ways of Discovery” Publicity Office
Email: isamunoguchi.exhibit-pr@kyodo-pr.co.jp
Tel:03-3575-9823 (Weekdays from 10a.m. to 16p.m.)
Fax:0120-653-545

FY 2021 Japan Cultural Expo Project Presented and Co presented by Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan, and Japan Arts Council