The Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, New York, is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a major exhibition: On Becoming An Artist: Isamu Noguchi and his Contemporaries, 1922–1960. One of the great sculptors of the 20th century, Noguchi searched for a better understanding of nature by recreating it. Whether through his large stone sculptures or the organic Akari lamps that he crafted or the spaces he created in gardens, theater sets and interiors. The exhibit explores Noguchi’s influential friendships with such seminal figures as Alexander Calder, Buckminster Fuller, Louis Kahn and Richard Neutra. Learn more at noguchi.org. Photo: Early promotional photograph of Akari, 1950s. Courtesy of Noguchi Museum.