Marci Kwon

Marci Kwon is Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at Stanford University.  Her first book project Enchantments: The Art of Joseph Cornell is under advance contract with Princeton University Press. 


The Fence and the Chair: Isamu Noguchi, Appalachian Spring, and Internment as Modernist Setting

“New land, new home, new life; a testament to the American settler, a folk theater. I attempted through the elimination of all non-essentials to arrive at an essence of the stark pioneer spirit, that essence which flows out to permeate the stage.”[1] Thus sculptor Isamu Noguchi described his set for the iconic 1944 ballet Appalachian Spring, choreographed by Martha Graham to a score by Aaron Copland.