New York Department of Cultural Affairs Announces New Funding for Noguchi Museum and Cultural Capital Projects in Queens

On Wednesday, August 10 at 11 a.m., the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) will join cultural leaders in celebrating new capital funding for Queens cultural groups included in the city’s fiscal year 2023 budget. The announcement will take place at the Noguchi Museum, which is receiving capital funding to support the restoration and renovation of Isamu Noguchi’s studio, allowing public access for the first time in its history and preserving Noguchi-designed living spaces. .

The prize will also support the creation of a new cafe and shop for visitors, as well as the construction of a new facility for the storage and study of its collection and archives. Other Queens-based groups that received funding in this year’s capital budget include the Poppenhusen Institute, Queens Botanical Garden, Queens Museum, New York Hall of Science and Queens Theatre.

The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the vibrant cultural life of New York City. DCLA works to promote and defend quality artistic programming and to articulate the contribution of the cultural community to the vitality of the city. The Department represents and serves nonprofit cultural organizations involved in the visual, literary and performing arts; public scientific and humane institutions, including zoos, botanical gardens, and historical and preservation societies; and creative artists of all levels who live and work in the City’s five boroughs. DCLA also provides donated materials for arts programs offered by public schools and cultural and social service groups, and commissions permanent public art through City-funded building projects in the five boroughs. For more information, visit

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