The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum is devoted to the preservation, documentation, presentation, and interpretation of the work of Isamu Noguchi. The Museum, the first in America established by a living artist of his own work, contains the world’s richest holdings of Noguchi’s art. The Museum encourages and facilitates nationally and internationally organized exhibitions and projects related to Noguchi’s work.
Beckelman+Capalino served as Project Manager for the Museum’s 2011 exhibition, Civic Action: A Vision for Long Island City. In partnership with the Socrates Sculpture Park, the Museum engaged artists, planners, architects, and writers to envision projects that would respond to the unique co-existence of light manufacturing, and residential and artistic communities in Long Island City. Civic Action honored the legacy and vision of two pioneering artists – Isamu Noguchi and Mark di Suvero – whose commitment to the Long Island City community launched its regional, national, and international profile. Beckelman+Capalino coordinated the work of artist-lead teams, created and managed the project timetable, and worked collaboratively with Museum leadership, an advisory committee, and project partners to engage civic leaders and cultural organizations in the project.