April 05,2024

Tadao Ando and Elyn Zimmerman Win the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award

by David Stewart

Architect Tadao Ando and artist Elyn Zimmerman have been selected by the Noguchi Museum as the recipients of the 2016 Isamu Noguchi Award. First given in 2014, the award recognizes innovators aligned with the global-mindedness embodied in the craft of trailblazing designer Isamu Noguchi. Ando launched his firm, Tadao Ando Architect and Associates, in Osaka, Japan, in 1969 and has since become an honorary fellow in the study of architecture in six countries. His most recent projects include the Punta della Dogana Contemporary Art Center in Italy and an expansion of the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts. Versed in both traditional Japanese architecture and modernism, Ando commonly marries Eastern and Western thinking in his works.

Elyn Zimmerman.

A native of Philadelphia, Zimmerman has sculpted iconic pieces for museums and institutes around the country, including the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C., the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been honored with National Endowment for the Arts fellowship grants three times for her work, which is inspired by her observations as a world traveler.

Both artists will be honored at the Noguchi Museum’s Spring Benefit on May 10, 2016. See works by the two visionaries in the slide show below.

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