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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.

POV: you're looking at the intricate details of "Sink or Float" from Aki Sasamoto 🐌 Experience this piece and the rest o...
01/08/2024

POV: you're looking at the intricate details of "Sink or Float" from Aki Sasamoto 🐌

Experience this piece and the rest of "Point Reflection" on your next visit!

Image: Detail view, Aki Sasamoto, "Sink or Float" 2023. Photo by Hai Zhang.

01/07/2024

In "emergence: brilliant action", sonia louise davis () makes rapid composition decisions as she uses an industrial tufting machine to produce this tactile painting. While the process itself is comparable to rug making, davis’ painterly approach threads the richly colored fibers at different pile heights, either protruding out in a soft s**g texture or looped to be flush with the surface.

Listen to a snippet of the audio description from "emergence: brilliant action" narrated by Lindsey Berfond, Assistant Curator and Studio Program Manager, who describes the piece in order to provide a richer understanding of the work.

Learn more about "to reverberate tenderly" on our free Digital Guide powered by Bloomberg Connects: https://bit.ly/qmbloombergconnects

In "A short play about watching shadows move across the room," painted images and high-relief sculptures merge into scen...
01/06/2024

In "A short play about watching shadows move across the room," painted images and high-relief sculptures merge into scenes that both break interpretation and underscore its tensions. Using an all black background as her base, Caroline Kent brings together “shadow shapes,” improvised figures and hand-painted floor plans to construct domestic spaces—depicting rooms, grids, and plant life.

Imposed over the colorful forms, the floor plans provide an experimental landscape for communication and exchange. Across the imagined map, multidimensional sculptures are then able “to move from blackness, to shadow, to surface, and to relief.” In their fluidity, the layered objects create a notation that prioritizes intuition and mutability and evades the confinement of definition.

Experience the entire piece on your next visit!

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

Shine your way through the first weekend of 2024 by visiting The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass!We're already star...
01/05/2024

Shine your way through the first weekend of 2024 by visiting The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass!

We're already starting our New Year's resolution to look for more home lamp inspo. ✍️

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

📷 : Tiffany Studios, New York, Peacock Library Lamp, ca. 1905. Leaded glass, bronze with blown glass and glass inlay. The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass.

"Point Reflection," a geometric phenomenon of one point mirrored across an axis, is the title for both the exhibition an...
01/04/2024

"Point Reflection," a geometric phenomenon of one point mirrored across an axis, is the title for both the exhibition and new performances by .

In Sasamoto’s exhibition, kinetic sculptures including snail shells, melanin sponges and sugar packets perform abstract concepts of craving and unpredictability as the artist’s proxy. Taking place in the highly structured environment of the gallery, Sasamoto’s live performance responds to questions such as “when did you decide to go the other way?” with signature improvisational acts including unscripted spoken words, modified objects, blowing air, live sounds, and lighting.

Join us on 1/21 to experience "Point Reflection!" RSVP is required at the 🔗 in our bio.

Image: "Point Reflection" performance, Aki Sasamoto. Photo by Hai Zhang.

On this week's  , we're highlighting the United States Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair! 🇺🇸 Within a glittering faca...
01/03/2024

On this week's , we're highlighting the United States Pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair! 🇺🇸

Within a glittering facade of multi-colored glass, the 330 feet long building, offered a vivid and varied view of America's "Challenge to Greatness" - a theme endorsed by President John F. Kennedy. Included were two films - one of them a dramatization of the nation's immigrant origins, the other a color spectacular that whisks the visitor through America's past to a future landing on the moon.

There was also a modern, computer-run research library. Engraved in the pavilion's foyer, lines from a poem by Archibald MacLeish provide a keynote to the exhibit: "America is never accomplished."

Learn more about the US pavilion and the rest of the World's Fairs by visiting our World's Fair Collection!

Image: United States Pavilion postcard, c. 1964-1965. Postcard. Gift of Lois Greene Stone, 2021. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair Collection, New York.

Our Texture Tuesday inspo is of "emergence: oasis" by sonia louise davis! This work is the first double-sided compositio...
01/02/2024

Our Texture Tuesday inspo is of "emergence: oasis" by sonia louise davis!

This work is the first double-sided composition in davis’ ongoing emergence
series. The artist alternated tufting yarns into opposite sides of a backing fabric, creating a complex constellation of interconnected tones, textures, and shapes. The painting becomes a visual record of davis’ dynamic gestures, charting the physical rhythm of the tufting machine as a drawing tool.

Explore emergence: oasis and the rest of "to reverberate tenderly" on your next visit!

Image: sonia louise davis, "emergence: oasis" 2023 (detail). Photo by Hai Zhang.

01/01/2024

Happy New Year from all of us at the Queens Museum! 🥂

We will close at 3pm today 12/31 and will be closed on 1/1.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2024 on 1/3!

Plan your 2024 visit: https://queensmuseum.org/visit/

Spend the last weekend of 2023 by visiting the World's Borough! Explore our contemporary exhibitions as well as our perm...
12/30/2023

Spend the last weekend of 2023 by visiting the World's Borough!

Explore our contemporary exhibitions as well as our permanent collections, all with a view of the iconic .

Plan your visit at the 🔗 in our bio!

Image: Sculpture with Unisphere in the background, c. 1964. Black & white negative film scan. Provenance research in-progress. Courtesy Queens Museum, 1964–1965 New York World’s Fair Collection, New York.

12/30/2023

In this behind-the-scenes studio visit with 2022-23 QM-Jerome Foundation fellow Emilie L. Gossiaux, the artist gives us a glimpse into the making of "Londons Dancing with Flowers".

This drawing was created with ballpoint pen and crayon on paper. When the artist draws, she places her paper on top of a rubber pad, allowing her to follow the indentation of the line as she draws.

"Londons Dancing with Flowers" is currently on view as part of Emilie's solo exhibition "Other-Worlding".

Watch the full video exclusively on our Bloomberg Connects Digital Guide, Tiktok and Youtube Shorts!

12/28/2023

As we bid farewell to 2023, we can't help but smile at the memories created at the Queens Museum. 🌐

Your support and participation made every event unforgettable. From art that sparked conversations to events that brought us all together, each moment was a celebration of community and creativity. 🎉

We look forward to your continued support in 2024! Want to join our community of supporters? Donate, become a Member, Adopt a Building on the and more: https://queensmuseum.org/support/

12/27/2023

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

The first of their existence, "sounders" 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 "ring 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.

During two live performances, on February 3 and April 6, 2024, davis will invite musical collaborators to respond to the sounders and improvise in the exhibition.

Explore "sounders" the rest of "to reverberate tenderly" on your next visit!

🎨 Saturdays are for ArtAccess!Join us for our first ArtAccess program of the year on 1/6 we welcome children, teens, and...
12/26/2023

🎨 Saturdays are for ArtAccess!

Join us for our first ArtAccess program of the year on 1/6 we welcome children, teens, and adults with disabilities and their families to visit the Museum to join in art-making activities, guided by trained museum educators and teaching artists.

"ArtAccess: Museum Explorers"
For children with disabilities ages 8-12 and their families.
11:30am-1:00pm

"ArtAccess: Open Studios"
For teens (ages 13+) and adults with disabilities and their families.
2:00pm-4:00pm

Learn more about each program and register at the 🔗 in our bio!

Images by Kuo-Heng Huang.

12/24/2023

Happy Holidays from all of us at the Queens Museum! ❄️

We will close at 3pm today and will be closed all day on 12/25.

We look forward to welcoming you on 12/27!

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

Spend your holiday weekend in the city that never sleeps by visiting the  ! ❄️ Plan your visit at the 🔗 in our bio 🏙️ 📷:...
12/23/2023

Spend your holiday weekend in the city that never sleeps by visiting the ! ❄️

Plan your visit at the 🔗 in our bio 🏙️

📷: Gary Gershoff

12/22/2023

The Queens Museum's free Digital Guide, powered by Bloomberg Connects, is the newest addition to our virtual experience!

Whether enhancing your on-site visit or discovering the Museum from anywhere in the world, our guide includes exclusive content, accessibility tools, and other features to make your experience unforgettable.

Watch our video to learn how to use our Digital Guide, and download the app: https://bit.ly/qmbloombergconnects

The colors of "White Cane Maypole Dance" evoke spring — pearlescent pink, soft peach, rich lavender, and budding green. ...
12/21/2023

The colors of "White Cane Maypole Dance" evoke spring — pearlescent pink, soft peach, rich lavender, and budding green. Trees materialize from the wall, while a sun and moon simultaneously beam down on a blossoming field. The colors and atmosphere nod to the Euro-American pagan tradition of ringing in the spring with a maypole dance.

Emilie L. Gossiaux transforms the maypole into a white cane, symbolically anchoring it as a vehicle for joy and celebration. Dancing around it are three human-sized versions of the artist’s guide dog, London. In control of the leashes they hold, the Londons have agency to move freely.

In this world, guide dogs and white canes are celebrated for the autonomy they
provide to the blind and low vision community, and are cast as the main characters in a story of flourishing jubilance and liberation.

Explore "White Cane Maypole Dance" and the rest of "Other-Worlding" on your next visit!

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

12/20/2023

This holiday season, share the gift of New York City on the with our Adopt-A-Building Program!

In New York, buildings have stories. Set in neighborhoods of communities from all over the world, a building connects our stories to the city, and on The Panorama of the City of New York, you can see how your building is a piece of the city that never sleeps. 🗽

Your favorite breakfast stop, your old apartment, your parents house and more, if it’s on the Panorama, then you can lease that building or property for a year with the option to renew at the end of the year. 🏙️

Adopt-A-Building supporters near and far will be able to adopt an apartment, office, building complex, or iconic structure on The Panorama of the City of New York that holds a special meaning to them. Supporters will receive an exclusive title deed for their property. Sign up and support the care of this iconic piece of NYC history today!

Learn more about the Adopt-A-Building program on our website, and comment below: what building or property would you lease on ?

Join the Queens Museum team! 🌐We’re hiring for multiple full-time and temporary roles in our Development and Education D...
12/19/2023

Join the Queens Museum team! 🌐

We’re hiring for multiple full-time and temporary roles in our Development and Education Department:

✍️ Individual Giving and Events Manager (Full-time): Lead planning and ex*****on of the Museum’s major events (i.e. Annual Gala), Maintain direct relationships with donors and build new relationships by creating opportunities for engagement with the Museum and by highlighting museum programming, and more!

📣 Development Assistant (Full-time): Manage the donor database, update donor records, assist with planning and coordination of space rentals and other external special events, and more!

🎨 Bilingual Teaching Artists (Temporary): Lead art classes, workshops, and educational programs aimed at older adults in Spanish and/or Mandarin Adapt teaching methods to accommodate a diverse range of abilities and learning styles and more!

🖌️ Teaching Artists, School Programs (Temporary): Lead art classes, workshops, and educational programs onsite at QM and partner school sites, develop thematic curriculum and supporting lesson plans that integrate the museum’s permanent and changing exhibitions with relevant content in school curriculums and more!

Learn more about these exciting opportunities: https://queensmuseum.org/about/

Bilingual candidates and residents of Queens are encouraged to apply.

Have a question about the hiring process at QM? Reach out to us at [email protected].

Today! 📣 At 2pm, visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to join Emilie L. Gossiaux and sonia louise davis...
12/16/2023

Today! 📣

At 2pm, visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to join Emilie L. Gossiaux and sonia louise davis in a virtual verbal description tour of their respective exhibitions, "Other-Worlding" and "to reverberate tenderly."

This two-hour program will be facilitated by Sarah Cho, Assistant Curator.

The virtual description tour will be accessible by Zoom link or by dial-in, depending on your preference.

RSVP is required via zoom.

For questions or assistance registering for the program, please email [email protected] or call 718 592 9700 x 247.

Aki Sasamoto adapted the airflow mechanism to “float” assorted everyday objects—some are sculpturally altered—inside the...
12/15/2023

Aki Sasamoto adapted the airflow mechanism to “float” assorted everyday objects—some are sculpturally altered—inside the kitchen“sinks,” setting them off to the chaotic whirl of spinning and gliding.

These objects including snail shells (some with feathers attached to reverse their spinning direction), cubed sponges, plastic hooks, coffee cup lids, and sugar packets are grouped variously among the sinks. Fluctuating between collective and individual, predictable and unpredictable, their movement deviates from scientific predictions.

They scatter onto the whiteboards to join the marker drawings and scripts, as well as the inside of the refrigerator and the rotisserie oven bathed in colored LED light.

Mysterious and playful at once, the objects in motion prompt analogies and analysis that extend beyond their unexpected universe in the commercial kitchen setting.

Experience "Sink or Float" and the rest of "Point Reflection" on your next visit!

Image: Installation view, Aki Sasamoto, "Sink or Float", 2023. Photo by Hai Zhang.

12/13/2023

In "to reverberate tenderly", sonia louise davis created "emergence: oasis" by using a technique called “tufting”. In this process, colored yarn is looped into a stretched fabric with a handheld motorized machine — similar to the process of rug making.

In this process, colored yarn is looped into a stretched fabric with a handheld motorized machine — similar to the process of rug making.

With a tufting machine, the yarn may alternate between “cut pile” and “loop pile” settings where the machine either cuts the yarn after insertion into the fabric or leaves the ends intact in a loop. In the cut pile setting, the cut yarn protrudes from the fabric and contrasts with the loop pile to create the effect of depth.

Enjoy this ASMR of the creation of "emergence: oasis", and experience the completed piece IRL on your next visit!

Visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to join Emilie L. Gossiaux and sonia louise davis in a virtual ver...
12/12/2023

Visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to join Emilie L. Gossiaux and sonia louise davis in a virtual verbal description tour of their respective exhibitions, "Other-Worlding" and "to reverberate tenderly," on 12/16.

Using various media and approaches across sculpture, drawing, painting, figuration, abstraction, and improvisation, Gossiaux and davis find common ground in their pursuit of softness and joy as a mode of resistance. Join these two artists as they each verbally describe three works from their solo exhibitions and discuss their work with participants.

This two-hour program will be facilitated by Sarah Cho, Assistant Curator.

The virtual description tour will be accessible by Zoom link or by dial-in, depending on your preference.

RSVP is required via zoom.

For questions or assistance registering for the program, please email [email protected] or call 718 592 9700 x 247.

Images: (1) Emilie Gossiaux, "Londons Dancing with Flowers", 2023, Ballpoint pen and crayon on paper, 23” x 35”, Courtesy the artist. 2) sonia louise davis, "emergence: wellspring", 2023. Peruvian highland wool, merino, recycled acrylic, cotton, nylon, silk, and linen yarns. 58 x 58 x 2 in. Courtesy the artist.

🍂🎨 Join us this afternoon for our Fall Exhibitions Opening Celebration, starting at 1pm! 🎉 We can't wait for you to disc...
12/10/2023

🍂🎨 Join us this afternoon for our Fall Exhibitions Opening Celebration, starting at 1pm! 🎉 We can't wait for you to discover our four new shows:


“Point Reflection”

sonia louise davis
“to reverberate tenderly”

Emilie L. Gossiaux
“Other-Worlding”

Caroline Kent
“A short play about watching shadows move across the room”

The afternoon celebration will feature tours by the artists and a reception at The Unisphere Cafe by The August Tree!. Explore the full event schedule below:

-1-4pm: Drop-in family art making workshops led by a teaching artist and the Queens Teens Institute as part of Family Day
-2:00pm: A short play about watching shadows move across the room walkthrough with Caroline Kent
-2:30pm: Other-Worlding exhibition walkthrough with Emilie L. Gossiaux
-3pm: to reverberate tenderly exhibition walkthrough with sonia louise davis
-3:30pm: Point Reflection walkthrough with Aki Sasamoto
-4-5pm: Reception with food and drinks for purchase in the Unisphere Cafe by The August Tree

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

It's time for another guess of which part of   is in this photo on the  !Here are some clues:🌉  This image shows Manhatt...
12/09/2023

It's time for another guess of which part of is in this photo on the !

Here are some clues:

🌉 This image shows Manhattan connecting to this borough through 2 famous bridges.

🏙️ It's the home of famous artists like Spike Lee, Jay-Z, and Barbra Streisand.

If you guessed Brooklyn, you're right!

View this part of NYC IRL along with the rest of the city's boroughs on your next visit.

Image: Brooklyn on The Panorama of the City of New York, Queens Museum. Photo by Max Touhey.

Spend your weekend in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and view the icon of the World's Borough– the Unisphere. During the 1...
12/08/2023

Spend your weekend in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and view the icon of the World's Borough– the Unisphere.

During the 1964-65 World's Fair, walking down the Avenue of the Americas brought you to the center of it all. You may have taken the same path on your way to the Museum!

Celebrate the opening of our Fall exhibitions with us by visiting our new season of shows, and learn about the 1939-40 and 1964-65 Fairs by visiting our World's Fair Collection!

Image: Bob Golby (b. 1901), Avenue of the Americas, 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, c. 1964. Vintage silver gelatin print Gift of Bob Golby, 1987.

12/06/2023

New season drop 🚨 Our Fall 2023 exhibitions are officially open! 🎉


“Point Reflection”

sonia louise davis
“to reverberate tenderly”

Emilie L. Gossiaux
“Other-Worlding”

Caroline Kent
“A short play about watching shadows move across the room”

Enjoy exclusive artist tours and mingle at the reception hosted at The Unisphere Cafe by The August Tree. 🍾✨

RSVP now via the 🔗 in our bio to secure your spot: https://bit.ly/fallopening2023

Attending our 12/10 Opening Celebration? Be a part of the experience by sharing your moments and tagging us with . 📸✨

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