LONG ISLAND CITY, NY.- On the occasion of the exhibition Shin Banraisha: A Cultural Memory, The Noguchi Museum’s Second Sundays program for March is a conversation on the connections between Shin Banraisha—a site-specific room and garden designed by Isamu Noguchi in 1951–52—and the recently renovated Woodberry Poetry Reading Room at Harvard University’s Lamont Library, designed by Alvar Aalto in 1949. The discussion will focus on issues related to the preservation of modernist art and architecture.
Panelists include Toshiko Mori, architect and chair of the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; John Stubbs, vice president of Field Projects for the World Monuments Fund; and Richard Woods, president of the Japan Society, former president of Earlham College, and former dean of Yale Divinity School. Asian Cultural Council President Richard Lanier, who is also a Noguchi Museum Trustee, will moderate.
The discussion will take place Sunday, March 11, 2007, 3:00 p.m. at The Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Road at Vernon Blvd., Long Island City, New York.