The Noguchi Museum was created and designed by Isamu Noguchi in the 1980’s to house his array of works, from sculpture and drawings to furniture and lighting to stage design. Located in Long Island City Queens, the Museum experience is unique as you can imagine Noguchi himself in the space, considering the qualities of its various galleries and how to best represent pieces. Noguchi lived and worked across the street from 1961 onwards and purchased the photogravure plant and gas station in 1974. He repurposed the site and building to not only house his works but also include a sculpture garden. The vision of the artist extends beyond his diverse works, which range in playful scales and materials, into this zen place he created; an island within an existing industrial zone, in close proximity to some of the fabricators he used at the time to produce his works.