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Kate Wiener Joins Noguchi Museum as Assistant Curator

The Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York, has appointed Kate Wiener assistant curator. In her new role, she will be involved with exhibition development and implementation, research on Isamu Noguchi’s life and work, publications, public programming, and the production of Noguchi’s editioned works.

“On behalf of the board of trustees and staff, I am delighted to welcome Kate Wiener to the Noguchi Museum,” director Brett Littman said in a statement. “Kate’s proven passion and talent for research and scholarship, combined with her experience developing and producing exhibitions and public programs, make her a superb fit for the museum.”

Wiener comes to the institution from the New Museum, where she served as a curatorial assistant in the Department of Education and Public Engagement. Wiener received her master’s degree in modern and contemporary art from Williams College in 2016. Commenting on the post, she said: “The museum is a model for an expanded approach to public engagement and scholarship, and I am eager to contribute to its unique mission.”

Founded in 1985 by sculptor and designer Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), the museum was the first institution in the United States to be established by a living artist in order to show their own work. Comprising ten indoor galleries in a converted factory building and an outdoor sculpture garden, it is currently working to expand its campus. It plans to add a new six-thousand-square-foot building designed by Büro Koray Duman to house the museum’s collection and archives.

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