Address

9 - 01 33rd Road at Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11106

Phone Number

(718) 204 7088

Date Visited

10/06/2015

Website

Link to Website

Noguchi Museum & Garden

Description

The museum does not have a parking lot. On the Saturday I was there, street parking was readily available. Call to find out what the parking situation is like during the week.

The only entrance to the museum is at street level.  There is a single door. The main floor has indoor galleries, an outdoor garden, and a covered sculpture area that is spacious and easily navigable. There is elevator access to the second floor galleries.

Seating is available in the garden and café, both of which are on the main level.  

Single-occupancy, handicapped accessible bathrooms are located on the main floor.

Checklist

    Location of handicapped spaces:  *
    Terrain:  flat
    Places to rest:  benches
    Paths and walkways:  paved
    Location of handicapped entrance:  at main entrance
    Doors:  single door
    Number of floors:  2
    Elevators:  1
    Ramps:  one on second floor
    Steps and staircases:  staircase to each floor
    Width of aisles:  spacious galleries
    Places to sit:  benches in the garden
    Location of restrooms:  main floor
    Type of restroom:  single-occupancy
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  no
    Available food services:  cafe
    Friendliness of staff:  helpful
    Notes:  * Street parking seems to be plentiful on the weekend, not sure what you will find during the week. You might want to call and ask.

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The Noguchi Museum & Garden is a wonderful space. The museum’s website says that, “Noguchi designed the Museum complex as an open-air sculpture garden ensconced within a building that houses ten galleries. It is the first American museum established by a living artist of his own work. It contains the world’s richest holdings of Noguchi’s art.”


The museum does not have a parking lot. On the Saturday I was there, street parking was readily available. I am not sure what the parking situation is on a weekday. I suggest you call to find out.


The only entrance to the museum is at street level.


The main floor has indoor galleries, an outdoor garden, and a covered sculpture area. Our guide showed us a corner of this open-air section where a beautiful birch tree grows into the sky and told us that this is her favorite spot in the museum when it snows because “it makes a perfect triangle of snow on the floor.” We were told that Noguchi himself planned the museum, and the exact placement of all of his works, including the placement of all of the plantings in the garden. The garden is a beautiful and serene place.


The entire museum is spacious and easily navigable. Seating is available in the garden and café, both of which are on the main level.


Single-occupancy, handicapped accessible bathrooms are located on the main floor.


There is elevator access to the second floor galleries.


The museum offers a wide variety of programs for all.


As always, we at Destination Accessible, advise you check a venue’s website,  www.noguchi.org, when planning a visit,  to “know before you go.”



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