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Queens Museum The Queens Museum is a home for the production and presentation of great art, intimately connected to

The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community. The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote th

e appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design. The Queens Museum presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.

Celebrate   at the Museum by joining our next Family Day on 04.21! 🌍Immerse yourself in engaging activities for families...
04/17/2024

Celebrate at the Museum by joining our next Family Day on 04.21! 🌍

Immerse yourself in engaging activities for families that celebrate Earth’s beauty and promote eco-consciousness through our drop-in workshops and storytelling sessions led by Queens-based poet Tara Jayakar.

Swipe through to check out the full schedule and learn more: https://bit.ly/aprilfamilyday

Photo by Kuo-Heng Huang.

04/15/2024

it's Season!

Explore during on your next visit to the museum! 🌸

The   with a hint of purple 💜 During the 1964-65  , trams transported fairgoers through all the different areas across  ...
04/13/2024

The with a hint of purple 💜

During the 1964-65 , trams transported fairgoers through all the different areas across . Can you spot the tram?

The icon of stands in front of the Museum today, and represents the Fairs theme of "Peace Through Understanding" as well as the "World's Borough."

Explore the Unisphere from the past to the present on your next visit! 🌐

📷: Bob Golby (b. 1901), View of the Unisphere with the Pool of Reflection, 35mm color positive film. Donated by Bob Golby, 1987. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1939–1940 New York World’s Fair Collection, New York.

We invite you to the second workshop as part of "Tactile conversations: No Word for Art in our Language*," a series that...
04/12/2024

We invite you to the second workshop as part of "Tactile conversations: No Word for Art in our Language*," a series that investigates practices of tactile making as ways of knowing and being in local Native and diasporic Indigenous practices.

During each workshop of this series, two artists from different Indigenous backgrounds are invited to lead concurrent drop-in artmaking activities where the materials and methods of making are in dialogue with one another.

The public is invited to participate and experience a range of techniques for working by hand, while fostering informal conversation and exchange across Indigenous practices, languages, and forms of knowledge.

Please join us on 05.05 for a workshop featuring a conversation and artmaking activities by Tohanash Tarrant and Dennis RedMoon Darkeem.

Registration is required. Learn more: https://bit.ly/tactileconvomay

Images: (1) Courtesy of Tohanash Tarrant. (2) Courtesy of Dennis RedMoon Darkeem.

04/11/2024

Opening Soon! 🖼️

We’re excited to share our Upcoming Spring 2024 Exhibitions:

Lyle Ashton Harris ()
“Our First and Last Love”

Cameron Granger ()
“9999”

Catalina Schliebener Muñoz ()
“Buenos Vecinos”

Nsenga Knight ()
“Close to Home”

Cas Holman
“Prototyping Play”

Learn more information about our upcoming exhibitions and RSVP to our opening weekend: https://bit.ly/springexhibitionsopening24

On this week's  , we're sharing facts about the postcards in our Collections. 🌐 Postcards were a unique way that 1964-65...
04/10/2024

On this week's , we're sharing facts about the postcards in our Collections. 🌐

Postcards were a unique way that 1964-65 World's Fair visitors shared their experiences with family and friends through clear color photos of the Fair.

In our collection, we have a variety of postcards highlighting pavilions, exhibits and even the entrance to the Fair from the subway and the Long Island Rail Road, as seen in this image.

The text on the back of this card says: "Subway and Railroad Entrance at the World's Fair, NYC. Through this area most of the tens of millions of people will enter and leave the Fair."

Explore ephemera from the Fairs IRL on your next visit!

Image: Subway and Railroad Entrance, c. 1964-1965. Postcard. Gift of Carmen D. Lucca, 2011. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair Collection, New York.

It's  ! Celebrate by experiencing all of   in one place at the   while you get your steps in🚶 The Panorama was one of th...
04/05/2024

It's ! Celebrate by experiencing all of in one place at the while you get your steps in🚶

The Panorama was one of the most successful attractions at the 1964-65 ’sFair, with millions enjoying what was billed as an indoor helicopter tour of New York. The nine minute ride provided a “god’s eye” view of the complex topography of the five boroughs and their waterways, allowing sightseers to view the City at sea level and from a simulated 20,000 foot elevation.

Reach your 10k steps on your next visit by walking through 🌐

Image: The Panorama of the City of New York. Photo by Max Touhey.

Join us on the closing weekend of our Fall 2023 exhibitions!Celebrate our season of shows by  , sonia louise davis and E...
04/04/2024

Join us on the closing weekend of our Fall 2023 exhibitions!

Celebrate our season of shows by , sonia louise davis and Emilie L. Gossiaux before they wrap up their time at the Museum.

While our upcoming events for Aki and sonia are sold out, there's still spots open for our with Emilie L. Gossiaux and Sarah Cho, Assistant Curator on 04.07.

Explore the full schedule and RSVP: https://bit.ly/qmcalendar

Images: (1) Kuo-Heng Huang. (2) Installation view, sonia louise davis "to reverberate tenderly", 2023. Photo by Hai Zhang. (3) Installation view, Aki Sasamoto, "Sink or Float", 2023. Image by Hai Zhang.

On this week's  , we're highlighting the House of Good Taste at the 1964-65  'sFair 🏠 Three fully furnished houses -- tr...
04/03/2024

On this week's , we're highlighting the House of Good Taste at the 1964-65 'sFair 🏠

Three fully furnished houses -- traditional, contemporary and modern -- displayed the latest in comfortable living circa the 1960s.

Costing 50 cents to experience, the buildings were sponsored not by one exhibitor but by scores of building, decorator and housewares companies. Their aim was to provide visitors with a variety of home building and decorating standards. In addition, there was a stripped-down house that enables visitors to look into the walls and see secrets of construction that are ordinarily invisible.

Learn more about the House of Good Taste on your next visit to our World's Fair Collection!

Image: Your Guide to the House of Good Taste, booklet. Purchased, 1987. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1939–1940 New York World’s Fair Collection, New York.

Coming soon to a Panorama near you... 📣 Earth's Mightiest Gorilla will climb his way up onto the Empire State Building o...
04/01/2024

Coming soon to a Panorama near you... 📣

Earth's Mightiest Gorilla will climb his way up onto the Empire State Building on the this !

Join us for this one-day event on Monday 04.01 while we're definitely closed 🌐

Plan your visit to see all of NYC in one place without King Kong on your next visit!

03/30/2024

In honor of , we're highlighting all of the ways women were involved at the 1964-65 🌐

From the women-only Clairol Pavilion to the women of the Bell Pavilion, the World's Fair represented women in new ways, allowing them to educate fairgoers about the wonders of telecommunication. It also contributed to the marginalization of women of color and the limited representation in the beauty industry, an issue that still exists today.

Learn about these pavilions in 90 seconds, and explore our World's Fair Collection, which houses ephemera from both the 39-40 and 64-65 Fairs on your next visit!

03/29/2024

sonia louise davis created new experimental instruments titled "sounders" for her exhibition, "to reverberate tenderly."

For sonia, her sounders level the playing field towards a new kind of improvisation: if you create a never-before-seen instrument, then no one is an expert. Experience sonia playing one of these "sounders", titled "swoop sounder."

The three custom steel works are scaled to a performer’s body and have an abstract design that can be played in unexpected ways. There are strings to be plucked or bowed; a conical bell shape that amplifies the voice; and several resonators or percussion components, such as hollow tubing, rattles, and cymbal-like discs.

Explore "sounders" and the rest of "to reverberate tenderly" IRL before it closes on 04.07.

Our friends in the ballpark the Mets are celebrating   for the 2024   season!The 1964-65 World's Fair had a spotlight on...
03/28/2024

Our friends in the ballpark the Mets are celebrating for the 2024 season!

The 1964-65 World's Fair had a spotlight on Shea Stadium, original home of the New York Mets, before it developed into what we now know as Citi Field.

Check out this poster from the Fair, when Mets yearbooks were only 50 cents!

Image: Yearbook 1964: New York Mets, book. Printed and distributed by the World’s Fair Corporation, New York. Provenance research in-progress. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair Collection, New York.

This week's  , we're taking it back to the first of many iterations of our building, that began at the 1939-40  . The Ne...
03/27/2024

This week's , we're taking it back to the first of many iterations of our building, that began at the 1939-40 .

The New York City Building was built to house the New York City Pavilion at the Fair, where it featured displays about municipal agencies. The building was centrally located, being directly adjacent to the great icons of the Fair, the Trylon and Perisphere, and it was one of the few buildings created for the Fair that were intended to be permanent. It is now the only surviving building from the 1939 Fair. After the World’s Fair, the building became a recreation center for the newly created Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The north side of the building, housed a roller rink and the south side, an ice rink. ⛸️

The exterior of the building featured colonnades behind which were vast expanses of glass brick punctuated by limestone pilasters trimmed in dark polished granite. The solid corner blocks were also constructed from limestone.

Explore the rest of our World's Fair Collection, which houses ephemera from both the 39-40 and 64-65 Fairs on your next visit 🌐

Image: The New York City Building and parking lot, c. 1939. Vintage silver gelatin print. Provenance research in-progress.

While most of our current season will wrap up at the Museum on 04.07, the grand mural by Caroline Kent "A short play abo...
03/26/2024

While most of our current season will wrap up at the Museum on 04.07, the grand mural by Caroline Kent "A short play about watching shadows move across the room" is still on view until December 29, 2024.

Located on the Museum's Large Wall encasing the , The mural consists of five layers of painted images and sculptures that begin with an all-black base. Painted over this foundation are figures that Kent calls “shadow shapes.” These large shapes vary across black tones lighter than the background yet retain the function of a shadow.

Interacting with these shadows, Kent layers colorful forms that overlap, intermingle, and butt up against each other. Hand-painted over these forms, the fourth layer incorporates “floor plans” — Kent’s own drawings that invent domestic spaces. The final layer consists of five 3D wooden sculptures in abstract shapes that hang from the wall. Together, the mural “moves through planes of space — from blackness, to shadow, to flat surface, to relief.”

The Large Wall becomes a site for scenography where Kent renders the shapes as characters, props, and/or architectures themselves.

Experience the mural IRL on your next visit! 🌐

Image: Installation view, Caroline Kent, "A short play about watching shadows move across the room", 2023. Photo by Hai Zhang.

Our visitors take the best images (and create the best drawings) of our current season of exhibitions!Swipe through to s...
03/25/2024

Our visitors take the best images (and create the best drawings) of our current season of exhibitions!

Swipe through to see our favorites and experience our shows IRL before they close on 04.07.

Tag us in your museum pics with for a chance to be featured 🤳

📸 : , , (AS), (CK), (SLD)

The Neustadt was founded by Dr. Egon Neustadt (1898-1984) and his wife Hildegard (1911-1961), Austrian immigrants who am...
03/24/2024

The Neustadt was founded by Dr. Egon Neustadt (1898-1984) and his wife Hildegard (1911-1961), Austrian immigrants who amassed an unparalleled collection of Tiffany lamps over the course of fifty years. The Neustadts bought their first Tifany lamp from a second-hand shop in 1935 when Tiffany’s designs were out of fashion. 🔆

Newly married, they were decorating their home in Queens when they happened upon an old stained-glass daffodil lampshade, “which gave a fascinating effect of real flowers growing in a real garden.” Enamored of all things American, they were delighted to learn that the lampshade was made in the country they now proudly called home. They purchased the lamp for $12.50.

Today, the Neustadts’ passion for Tiffany continues at the Museum. Through exhibitions in the Neustadt Gallery, visitors not only enjoy the beauty of this extraordinary collection, but also gain a deeper appreciation of the artwork through a discussion of materials, fabrication processes and historical context.

Explore "Tiffany's Lamps: Lighting Luxury" on your next visit!

Image: Dr. Egon Neustadt admires a sheet of Tiffany glass from his collection. Courtesy of The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass.

The   in   was the center of the 1964-65  , and it still remains as the icon of  , the World's Borough 🌐 Explore the Uni...
03/23/2024

The in was the center of the 1964-65 , and it still remains as the icon of , the World's Borough 🌐

Explore the Unisphere at the Fair and its enduring legacy by visiting our World's Fair Collection!

Image: View of the Unisphere, c. 1964. Color positive film. 35mm color positive film. Provenance research in-progress. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair Collection, New York.

  is in the air! 🌷 We can't wait for   to look like sonia louise davis' "emergence: springtime again", which was created...
03/21/2024

is in the air! 🌷

We can't wait for to look like sonia louise davis' "emergence: springtime again", which was created as the blooming cherry blossoms seen outside her studio gave way to the lush summer greenery in the park. 🌸

Experience this piece and the rest of "to reverberate tenderly" on your next visit!

Image: sonia louise davis "emergence: springtime again", 2023. Merino, merino/silk blend, recycled wool, and acrylic yarns. Courtesy the artist.

Celebrate the stars and your sign with the New York World's Fair on this   ✨ Swipe through to explore rest of the Fair p...
03/20/2024

Celebrate the stars and your sign with the New York World's Fair on this ✨

Swipe through to explore rest of the Fair pavilions or items that align with your sun, moon and rising– a match truly made in the cosmos 💖

Don't see yours? Check out part 1 of this series for the first half of the signs. 🌌

Explore our World's Fair Collection on your next visit 🌐

Celebrate the stars and your sign with the New York World's Fair on this   ✨ Swipe through to explore the Fair pavilions...
03/20/2024

Celebrate the stars and your sign with the New York World's Fair on this ✨

Swipe through to explore the Fair pavilions or items that align with your sun, moon and rising– a match truly made in the cosmos 💖

Don't see yours yet? Stay tuned for a part 2 where we reveal the rest of the signs. 🌌

Explore our World's Fair Collection on your next visit 🌐

Celebrate   at the Museum with our Family Day on 03.24! Immerse yourself in captivating stories that highlight the resil...
03/18/2024

Celebrate at the Museum with our Family Day on 03.24!

Immerse yourself in captivating stories that highlight the resilience, creativity, and brilliance of women from diverse backgrounds through our drop-in workshops and story-telling by Queens-based poet Tara Jayakar.

Explore the full schedule and learn more: https://bit.ly/familydaymarch

Photo by Kuo-Heng Huang.

03/17/2024

Is it just us or this video is 10 hours long.. 🥃

In "Past in a future tense", puts an unexpected twist on subjects that she pulls from her everyday life such as breakups, doing laundry, and craving. In this bar-style installation, a shot of air is served as a “drink” that puts a whiskey glass into spinning motion.

The artist learned the unpredictable laws governing this air-driven mechanism while skillfully crafting and calibrating these glass sculptures to perform the spinning. The rapid spinning can slow to a complete stillness, only to resume spinning without a discernible pattern of the cycle, as if echoing the complex tension between the desire for control (both of science and of humans) and the untamable human nature.

Explore "Past in a future tense" and the rest of "Point Reflection" on your next visit! 🐌

Explore the concrete jungle in the city that never sleeps on the   🍎 Where's your favorite spot in  ? Sound off in the c...
03/16/2024

Explore the concrete jungle in the city that never sleeps on the 🍎

Where's your favorite spot in ? Sound off in the comments below 👇

Image: Manhattan on The Panorama of the City of New York, Max Touhey.

03/15/2024

It's almost time to say goodbye to our current exhibitions. Don't miss out on this last opportunity to view:

Aki Sasamoto
"Point Reflection"

sonia louise davis
"to reverberate tenderly"

Emilie L. Gossiaux
"Other-Worlding"

Join us for our closing programs on the weekend of April 6 for talks, artist tours, and more!

In "emergence: brilliant action", sonia louise davis works across the backing fabric in improvisational movements formin...
03/14/2024

In "emergence: brilliant action", sonia louise davis works across the backing fabric in improvisational movements forming large, amorphous shapes and smaller, abstract marks. Large curved regions of deep red-brown yarn as well as swathes of navy create the background of the painting. These sections border each other as well as triangular and curved patches of bright magenta and orange cut pile.

The colorful areas differ in size and form across the painting as the artist’s movements change spontaneously. Crossing and bordering these spaces, a long orange-brown line travels across the canvas, overlapping and intersecting with itself.

Within the larger curvilinear shapes, a series of dashes and smaller circles are tufted in various sizes. These gestures or markings often repeat across the artist’s body of work as an improvised notational system.

Experience "emergence: brilliant action" and the rest of "to reverberate tenderly" on your next visit.

Image: Installation view, sonia louise davis, "emergence: brilliant action." 2023, Peruvian highland wool, recycled wool, merino, merino/nylon blend, and acrylic yarns. Courtesy the artist.

Celebrate "Other-Worlding" with artist Emilie L. Gossiaux and Assistant Curator Sarah Cho on 04.07 in an exciting conver...
03/12/2024

Celebrate "Other-Worlding" with artist Emilie L. Gossiaux and Assistant Curator Sarah Cho on 04.07 in an exciting conversation about Gossiaux’s practice, inter-species relationships, the deep recesses of imagination, access and touch as love, and everything in between. 🌸

RSVP is required, and the program will also be accessible via Youtube livestream! Please check the stream at 3pm on the day of the program. 📹

🔗: https://bit.ly/otherworldinginconvo

For questions or assistance registering for the program, please email [email protected] or call 718 592 9700.

Image: Detail view, Emilie L. Gossiaux, "White Cane Maypole Dance" 2023. Photo by Hai Zhang.

Calling all NYC teens! 📣 Join us on Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 PM, for the Teen Arts Mixer at Queens Museum, hosted b...
03/11/2024

Calling all NYC teens! 📣

Join us on Friday, March 15, from 6 to 8 PM, for the Teen Arts Mixer at Queens Museum, hosted by the 2023-2024 Queens Teens Institute Leadership Cohort. The theme is: Enchanted Spring Homecoming! ✨

Walk down our red carpet for an evening of 90’s Homecoming nostalgia with music, dance, snacks, art-making workshops, a photo booth, and exclusive museum tours led by teens, showcasing the current exhibitions. Whether you’re passionate about art, love to dance, or just want to have a great time with friends, wear your Homecoming best of 90’s inspired fits to the 2024 Teens Mixer at the Museum.

The event is free and open to teens ages 15+. RSVP is required and Highschool ID is required for entry.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/qtimixer2024

Image: Kuo-Heng Huang.

Trying to find your way to the Museum? Just follow the  —it's like the North Star of borough landmarks, except it's a gi...
03/10/2024

Trying to find your way to the Museum? Just follow the —it's like the North Star of borough landmarks, except it's a giant globe 🌐

Plan your visit: https://queensmuseum.org/visit/

Image: "Unisphere - Peace Through Understanding", ca. 1961-1964. Postcard. Gift of Al Velocci, 2012. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1964-1965 New York World's Fair Collection, New York.

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