Noguchi’s Fountain

Noguchi 001

Location:  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO

Found:  February 18, 2016 (night photos) & May 6, 2016 (day photos)

In Noguchi Court at the south end of the Bloch Building sits this fountain.  Noguchi Court is the area with works by Isamu Noguchi.  It is outside the area where the museum houses its special exhibitions.

It consists of two sculpted basaltic stones, one with a concave top and one with a convex top.  Water seeps up through the hole in the top of each rock and runs down the sides into the rocks below.  It is tough to convey the movement of the fountain in still pictures as it just looks like pictures of wet rocks but it is actually pretty cool and also soothing.

I had an old post for this fountain that had just three pictures and I felt the need to update this post with more and better pictures.  I have also included pictures taken at night and the colours of the rock look they have changed without the glare of outdoors shining in on them.

Noguchi 000 Noguchi 002 Noguchi 003 Noguchi 004 Noguchi 005 Noguchi 006 Noguchi 007 Noguchi 008 Noguchi 009 Noguchi 010

Advertisements

Posted on May 7, 2016, in Noguchi's Fountain and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I love this whole space at the Nelson.

    • Yea, I’m a big fan of the Noguchi area as well. Everytime I go to the Nelson, I make a point of going down there, even when there’s no special exhibitions going on.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: