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The Sculptor and the Ashtray and Composition for Idlewild Airport

12 February - 23 August
Organized by: The Noguchi Museum
Venue: The Noguchi Museum
9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City
11106

The Noguchi Museum delves into two forgotten projects by Isamu Noguchi, conceived at the height of American modernism. The Sculptor and the Ashtray explores Noguchi’s efforts to design the perfect ashtray (a near-universal tabletop accessory in that era), and Composition for Idlewild Airport traces the story of Noguchi’s unrealized design for a monumental sculpture for the new International Arrivals Building at New York’s Idlewild Airport (now the John F. Kennedy International Airport).