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Members' Private View: Noguchi + Shilpa Gupta

Members' Event


Members are invited to come and explore our exhibitions after hours.

Join us for an exclusive private view of Noguchi. This exhibition celebrates Japanese American sculptor Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), one of the most experimental and pioneering artists of the 20th century. 

Over 150 works are presented, including an extraordinary range of sculptures – made in stone, ceramics, wood and aluminium – as well as theatre set designs, playground models, furniture and lighting.

Get double the art as Shilpa Gupta: Sun at Night in the Curve will also be open late.

Our Private views are extremely popular, if you're no longer able to attend please email [email protected] to return your free ticket. 

Please email [email protected] if you'd like to be added to the waiting list.

The gallery will be open from 18.30–20.30 for the private viewing.

This event is open to Barbican Members and Membership Plus. Members can book up to two tickets for this event for them and a guest. 

With infection rates rising, we still want to keep our visitors and staff safe and the Centre open. We encourage you to continue wearing masks, washing hands and keeping a safe distance from others. Please read our safety information so you can enjoy your visit.

Our cloakrooms are currently closed so avoid bringing large bags with you. Long umbrellas will not be allowed in the gallery.

This exhibition is organised and curated by Barbican Centre (London), Museum Ludwig (Cologne) and Zentrum Paul Klee (Bern), in partnership with LaM - Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne, d'art contemporain et d'art brut.

This exhibition would not have been possible without the collaboration of The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, New York.

The exhibition is generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art. With thanks to The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and 


An image of Noguchi carving in his studio

Introducing Isamu Noguchi

Assistant Curator at The Noguchi Museum in New York, Kate Wiener introduces the life and work of Japanese American sculptor, Isamu Noguchi, drawing from Noguchi’s autobiographical writings and documents from The Noguchi Museum Archives.

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