Dance - Philadelphia, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
N 39° 58.026 W 075° 10.911
18S E 484469 N 4424121
Isamu Noguchi's "Dance" @ the Phila. Museum of Art is the result of a collaboration w/ The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, N.Y. The sculptures are on long-term loan to the Museum of Art and are part of the Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden.
Waymark Code: WME947
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 04/21/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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An interesting, tall, rock pillar which twists, has varying surfaces and is definitely abstract. I searched for this artist on the SIRIS site and discovered there are hundreds of his sculptures catalogued. At first I could not find this piece but then realized on the SIRIS site it still has it as being in Long Island when in fact it was just moved to our museum of art in Philadelphia. The sculpture is part of the Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture garden, a fabulous open area featuring many works of art over varying mediums. The sculpture is near the winding path which leads visitors about the sculpture garden. It is 8 feet off the path. Do not lay hands on the sculpture. There is also a metal plaque at the foot of the path, well in front of the sculpture o visitors can learn about the artist, sculpture and other important particulars. There is also a number on it to dial if you are doing the audio tour.

SIRIS simply describes this sculpture as A vertical, columnar shape with varying surface textures. It is 84 inches in height and was sculpted in 1982 and is made of Manazuru stone.

It would seem there are other sculptures of his here as I found this article which brags about his accomplishments and is quite boastful (in a good way) that we now have a decent representation of his art here in Philly. It reads: The debut installation in the Museum’s new Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden—Isamu Noguchi at the Philadelphia Museum of Art—presents a fascinating selection of sculptures by Isamu Noguchi (American, 1904–1988), who had long-standing ties with the Museum and its late director Anne d’Harnoncourt. The son of Japanese poet Yonejiro (Yone) Noguchi and American writer Leonie Gilmour, Isamu Noguchi forged a powerful aesthetic vision that reflected the richness of his dual heritage. His earliest sculptures were made under the tutelage of Constantin Brancusi in the 1920s in France. In addition to stone, Noguchi worked in clay, paper, wood, and bronze; he was celebrated as a designer of rock garden landscapes, Akari lanterns, furniture, and stage sets. SOURCE

Title: Dance

Artist: Isamu Noguchi

Media (materials) used: Manazuru stone

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden @ the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Date of creation or placement: Created 1982; Placed 2011

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