June 17 LIC Art Stroll: Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum

LIC Art Stroll: Socrates Sculpture Park and The Noguchi Museum
Saturday, June 17, 2 pm-4 pm
Meet at the Socrates Sculpture Park main entrance: 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Long Island City, NY 11106
Get Tickets: $12 for adults, $7 for seniors and students

Join the Long Island City Cultural Alliance (LICCA) for an Art Stroll on Saturday, June 17th. The stroll features guided tours of Socrates Sculpture Park, including the special exhibition Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again; and a history tour of The Noguchi Museum.

The program begins at Socrates Sculpture Park where Katie Denny Horowitz will discuss the Park’s rich history as an industrial-landfill-turned-art-park. We will then walk through Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again, an exhibition that examines how hubris creates misplaced expectations in American cultural politics. Ward recasts tropes of outdoor structures – the monument, the playground, lawn ornaments, architectural barriers, and the advertising sign – into surreal and playful creations. Next, we will cross Vernon Boulevard for a Museum history tour of The Noguchi Museum, the first museum in America to be established, designed, and installed by a living artist to show their own work. Join Museum guide Holly Hepp-Galvan and learn about Noguchi’s role in creating the Museum for the Long Island City community. View special exhibition Solid Doubts: Robert Stadler at The Noguchi Museum and learn about the Museum’s ongoing work with contemporary artists. The tour will be followed by a wine reception at The Noguchi Museum.

PLEASE NOTE: This walking tour is rain or shine. Good walking shoes are strongly recommended.

Itinerary:

  • 2 pm: Guided tour of Socrates Sculpture Park and Nari Ward: G.O.A.T., again
  • 3 pm: Museum history tour of The Noguchi Museum
  • 4 pm: Reception

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