Lecture: Dakin Hart, Senior Curator of The Noguchi Museum

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Dakin Hart, Senior Curator of The Noguchi Museum in New York will present a public lecture on Wed., May 24 at 4 p.m. in Miller Hall 138. The lecture, “Looking Up: the Skyviewing Sculptures of Isamu Noguchi,” is sponsored by the Western Gallery, which curates the campus’ sculpture collection.

Dakin Hart is Senior Curator at The Noguchi Museum in New York, where he oversees the Museum’s exhibitions, collections, catalogue raisonné, archives, and public programming, and has the daily good fortune of collaborating with Isamu Noguchi in absentia. Two of his recent exhibitions are Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center, which is currently on view at The Noguchi Museum, and Isamu Noguchi, Archaic/Modern at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. (Nov. 2016-Mar. 2017). 

Isamu Noguchi's genius was not producing discreet and autonomous aesthetic objects, but, as he put it, in looking beyond the false horizon of the museum pedestal. From early on he made it his mission to discover ways to reinstall human consciousness in its many spatial, environmental, and conceptual contexts: the solar system and the universe among them.

Hart’s previous positions include Assistant Director at the Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas), Artistic Director and Director of Artists in Residence at Montalvo Center for the Arts (Saratoga, CA), and Assistant to the Director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. He has worked as an independent curator and writer.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the following lots: 6V, 12A, and C/CR. Instructions and maps are available at cfpa.wwu.edu/parking. Disability accommodations are available; contact western.gallery@wwu.edu, or call 360-650-3900

Image: Isamu Noguchi, Skyviewing Sculpture, 1969, © The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum. Photo by Paul Brower.