Free admission, art, and film on the first Friday of the month at The Noguchi Museum.
The final program in The Noguchi Museum’s “First Fridays” summer series of special evening hours (5–8 pm), free admission, art, and film takes place on September 6, with a screening of the film 16 Acres. The first film to explore the inside story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center site—one of the most architecturally, politically, and emotionally complex urban renewal projects in modern history—16 Acres attempts to reveal why it has taken so long to complete the project. Filmmakers Richard Hankin, Matt Kapp, and Mike Marcucci met with key players behind the development and present the story through a series of first-person narratives.
The film screening begins at 7 pm and is presented in collaboration with the Architecture & Design Film Festival. “First Fridays” also feature “Center of Attention”—a guided discussion of a single work of art on view—and will focus on Isamu Noguchi’s basalt sculpture Break Through Capestrano (1982), beginning at 6 pm. A cash bar with wine and beer begins at 5:30 pm.