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Journey to the Noguchi Museum May 19, 2009

Noguchi light sculptures

Noguchi's Akari light sculptures

For the last year, my husband and I have been restoring and renovating a mid-century ranch house, and while we’ve opened up the kitchen and vaulted the ceiling to create a great room, we have maintained the curved walls and original oak floors. To give a nod to mid-century modern, a friend suggested I purchase a Noguchi Akari light sculpture (about $125-$300) from the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City. So last Saturday, I made my first foray into this artsy part of Queens. What a haven the museum is: the rock sculpture garden is one of the most peaceful places in the city, followed only by the Egyptian room at the Met. Learn more or order your Noguchi Akari light sculpture here.