On December 1, Dakin Hart, senior curator of The Noguchi Museum and co-curator of Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern gave a talk at SAAM on the themes of the exhibition. As Hart navigates Noguchi's visionary work, he looks at the artist's ability to take inspiration from the ancient and the modern to create abstract and timeless works.
In a way the whole show is trying to figure out, 'What does it mean to be classic? What does timeless mean?'
Watch our webcast below as Dakin Hart presents Noguchi's ideas and artworks, relaying the stories behind the artist's creative process, exploring his inventive designs and sculpture, and revealing the wit and curiosity of an innovative sculptor. Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern runs through March 19, 2017.