8. Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum in Queens
Courtesy of Nicholas Knight, INFGM / ARS

A hidden gem in Queens, the Noguchi Museum is the first museum in the U.S. created by a living artist to display his own work. Isamu Noguchi not only conceived the museum but designed it and installed the works. In addition to one of the most peaceful sculpture gardens in New York City, the museum houses (and sells) the Japanese-American artist’s iconic Akari lanterns.

The Noguchi Museum will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for OHNY 2021. Tickets cost $5 (a 50% discount from the normal admission fee) and must be reserved in advance.