The Museum Path Less Traveled
Everyone's going to MOMA, the Met and the Museum of Natural History, but less than ten minutes from the Holiday Inn Manhattan View is the Noguchi, a Long Island City museum that's off the beaten trail and considered one of the best kept secrets in New York. Isamu Noguchi was one of the twentieth century's most important and critically acclaimed sculptors. He created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture and set designs. His work, at once subtle and bold, traditional and modern, set a new standard for the reintegration of the arts. In 1985 he opened the museum to encompass and showcase a representative collection of his life's work. It features both indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces, including a serene garden and a rooftop terrace. Noguchi's sculptures are a feast for the eyes and mind, and not to be missed.
Address: 9 - 01 33rd Rd, Long Island City