Tadao Ando is known as the “Japanese Master of Minimalism.” His style mixes traditional Japanese architecture with a contemporary flair, featuring creative uses of natural light and structures that flow with landscapes instead of challenging them. His buildings often contain large expanses of unadorned cement walls with stone floors and large windows that play with the sun, rain and wind. On July 4th, the Noguchi Museum’s Free First Friday program will feature a screening of Director Mathias Frick’s Tadao Ando – From Emptiness to Infinity, followed by an extended conversation about the documentary, which is in German with English subtitles. The movie was curated in collaboration with the Architecture and Design Film Festival. Free First Fridays happens during select months.

Details: Free First Friday, Noguchi Museum, 9-01 33rd Street, Long Island City, July 4th, 5 pm to 8 pm.

Bonus details: Noguchi will also offers public tours in English and Japanese at 2 PM on this day.

Photos: Minimalisti