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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 the 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.

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This weekend, come discover Sydney Shen's new topsy-turvy installation, "Strange But True". For this newly commissioned ...
04/30/2021

This weekend, come discover Sydney Shen's new topsy-turvy installation, "Strange But True". For this newly commissioned solo exhibition, the artist takes a look at flawed methodologies used to construct truth. Featuring outsized objects including Polaroids, a plush pencil topper, classified paperwork, and a cantilevered magnifying glass, this immersive work focuses on the ways photography has served and shaped our voyeuristic sensibilities, occupying an ambivalent position between “scientific facts” and “subjective entertainment.”

To learn more about "Strange But True": http://qnsmu.se/StrangeButTrue

Image: AI-colorized interpretation of “Autopsy of the First Crocodile Onboard, Upper Egypt”, Ernest Benecke, 1852.

This weekend, come discover Sydney Shen's new topsy-turvy installation, "Strange But True". For this newly commissioned solo exhibition, the artist takes a look at flawed methodologies used to construct truth. Featuring outsized objects including Polaroids, a plush pencil topper, classified paperwork, and a cantilevered magnifying glass, this immersive work focuses on the ways photography has served and shaped our voyeuristic sensibilities, occupying an ambivalent position between “scientific facts” and “subjective entertainment.”

To learn more about "Strange But True": http://qnsmu.se/StrangeButTrue

Image: AI-colorized interpretation of “Autopsy of the First Crocodile Onboard, Upper Egypt”, Ernest Benecke, 1852.

On April 29, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, join us for "All Things Must Pass", an online discussion led by Cristina Ferrigno pr...
04/27/2021

On April 29, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, join us for "All Things Must Pass", an online discussion led by Cristina Ferrigno presented as part of "Art As Social Action: 10 Years of Social Practice Queens".

This Zoom event will take the form of a sharing circle, featuring artists who make work about grief or remembrance. Current Social Practice Queens candidate, Cristina Ferrigno, will lead this conversation based on her activity zine of the same name, using the publication as a starting point for dialogue on communal mourning, mental health and examining bereavement as a spectrum.

To register for this event: https://qnsmu.se/AllThingsMustPass.
To learn more about the exhibition "Art As Social Action: 10 Years of Social Practice Queens": https://qnsmu.se/ArtAsSocialAction.

On April 29, from 6:00pm to 7:00pm, join us for "All Things Must Pass", an online discussion led by Cristina Ferrigno presented as part of "Art As Social Action: 10 Years of Social Practice Queens".

This Zoom event will take the form of a sharing circle, featuring artists who make work about grief or remembrance. Current Social Practice Queens candidate, Cristina Ferrigno, will lead this conversation based on her activity zine of the same name, using the publication as a starting point for dialogue on communal mourning, mental health and examining bereavement as a spectrum.

To register for this event: https://qnsmu.se/AllThingsMustPass.
To learn more about the exhibition "Art As Social Action: 10 Years of Social Practice Queens": https://qnsmu.se/ArtAsSocialAction.

“When the World Seeped Into Utopia:
Artifacts from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair”Monday, April 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to ...
04/25/2021

“When the World Seeped Into Utopia:
Artifacts from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair”
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

We all know Walt Disney, General Motors, and Eastman Kodak were some of the iconic pavilions at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, but what don't we remember? Join Lynn Maliszewski, Queens Museum Archives and Collections Manager, for a Queens Public Library online Art Talk dedicated to the 1964-65 World's Fair pavilions that remain on the fringes of public memory.

For more information on how to join this online Art Talk: http://qnsmu.se/QPLArtTalksUtopia6465

Image: Excerpt from a pamphlet featured in the Hong Kong Pavilion, published by the Hong Kong Trading Co Inc for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.

“When the World Seeped Into Utopia:
Artifacts from the 1964-65 New York World's Fair”
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

We all know Walt Disney, General Motors, and Eastman Kodak were some of the iconic pavilions at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, but what don't we remember? Join Lynn Maliszewski, Queens Museum Archives and Collections Manager, for a Queens Public Library online Art Talk dedicated to the 1964-65 World's Fair pavilions that remain on the fringes of public memory.

For more information on how to join this online Art Talk: http://qnsmu.se/QPLArtTalksUtopia6465

Image: Excerpt from a pamphlet featured in the Hong Kong Pavilion, published by the Hong Kong Trading Co Inc for the 1964-65 New York World’s Fair.

Unisphere appreciation post in honor of #EarthDay2021 🌐This Saturday, bring your entire family to the Queens Museum to c...
04/22/2021

Unisphere appreciation post in honor of #EarthDay2021 🌐

This Saturday, bring your entire family to the Queens Museum to celebrate Earth Day & Earth Week! We’ll be hosting 🌎-inspired art workshops led by teaching artists, and special activities for our Queens Teens group.

Unisphere appreciation post in honor of #EarthDay2021 🌐

This Saturday, bring your entire family to the Queens Museum to celebrate Earth Day & Earth Week! We’ll be hosting 🌎-inspired art workshops led by teaching artists, and special activities for our Queens Teens group.

04/19/2021

TONIGHT!

YoU Talk: Healing Work within Community: Aesthetics and Poetics of Survival / Trabajo Curativo dentro de la comunidad: Estética y Poética de la Supervivencia
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 6:00pm to & 7:00pm

Presented by Unit 25: Building Culture (Spitzer School of Architecture), this first #YearOfUncertainty Talk will delve into the artistic practices of Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Founder and Director of Torolab, and YoU Co-Thinker Guadalupe Maravilla. Both artists incorporate community organizing, collective performativity, and sculptural/spatial practices into their work while engaging with distinct forms of responding to trauma and violence. The two presentations will be followed by open conversation and Q&A.

In an act of decentering the dominance of the English language, this program will be presented in Spanish with Spanish-English interpretation services. The talk will be recorded and shared on the Queens Museum YouTube channel with English captions.

To register: https://qnsmu.se/HealingWorkWithinCommunity



Presentado por Unit 25: Construyendo Cultura (Escuela de Arquitectura Spitzer), este primer Year of Uncertainty Talk (Conversacion YoU) profundizará en las prácticas artísticas de Raúl Cárdenas Osuna, Fundador y Director de Torolab, y YoU Co-pensador Guadalupe Maravilla. Ambos artistas están involucrados con aspectos de la organización comunitaria directa, la performatividad colectiva y las prácticas escultóricas/espaciales, a menudo aprovechando distintas formas de responder al trauma y la violencia. Las dos presentaciones serán seguidas por una conversación abierta y preguntas y respuestas.

En un acto de descentralización del dominio del idioma inglés, este programa se presentará en español con servicios de interpretación español-inglés. La charla será grabada y compartida en el canal de YouTube del Queens Museum con subtítulos en inglés.

Para registrarse: https://qnsmu.se/HealingWorkWithinCommunity

04/05/2021

Become a Queens Museum Member at the Friendship level and above, and receive your very own Unisphere tote bag! The perfect accessory for a sunny afternoon in Flushing Meadows Corona Park 🌞

For more info about our new Membership Program: https://qnsmu.se/QMMembership

03/31/2021

On this #InternationalTransgenderDayOfVisibility, we are celebrating the life and legacy of Queens-based activist Lorena Borjas, who we lost a year ago.

As the founder of both Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo and the Lorena Borjas Community Bail Fund, Lorena was a pioneering advocate for trans Latinx rights, supporting countless people in the undocumented, immigrant and sex-worker communities within and beyond Queens.

Yesterday, we had the honor of joining our "Year Of Uncertainty" Community Partner Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo as well as other trans leaders from the Queens community for a joy and music-filled celebration of Lorena’s work and spirit. The event was also marked by the unveiling of Lorena Borjas Way (Baxter Avenue and 83rd street).

#WorldsFairHerstory Have you heard of Olympian and international swimming phenom Gertrude Ederle?Born in New York City t...
03/30/2021

#WorldsFairHerstory Have you heard of Olympian and international swimming phenom Gertrude Ederle?

Born in New York City to German immigrant parents, Gertrude Ederle (1906–2003) entered the swimming world as a teen, at a time when more and more women were eager to participate in competitive swimming. A remarkable fact about her early career success: between the ages of 15 and 19, Gertrude set twenty-nine national and world records (nine of them were set on one day).

After Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926, she rose to stardom: her return to New York City was greeted with a celebratory parade of 2 million people. Ederle starred in movies based on her life and was even invited to the White House.

Ederle was a mainstay at the 1939-40 World’s Fair’s most successful attraction—Billy Rose’s Aquacade—where she taught young girls and women the crawl stroke. After injuries and becoming almost entirely deaf, she retired and spent her time teaching deaf children to swim in New York City.

Image: “Trudy” from “Billy Rose's Aquacade: New York World's Fair 1939”, pg. 15, Brochure, April 20, 1959, Gift of Irene Feldman.

#WomensHistoryMonth

#WorldsFairHerstory Have you heard of Olympian and international swimming phenom Gertrude Ederle?

Born in New York City to German immigrant parents, Gertrude Ederle (1906–2003) entered the swimming world as a teen, at a time when more and more women were eager to participate in competitive swimming. A remarkable fact about her early career success: between the ages of 15 and 19, Gertrude set twenty-nine national and world records (nine of them were set on one day).

After Ederle became the first woman to swim the English Channel in 1926, she rose to stardom: her return to New York City was greeted with a celebratory parade of 2 million people. Ederle starred in movies based on her life and was even invited to the White House.

Ederle was a mainstay at the 1939-40 World’s Fair’s most successful attraction—Billy Rose’s Aquacade—where she taught young girls and women the crawl stroke. After injuries and becoming almost entirely deaf, she retired and spent her time teaching deaf children to swim in New York City.

Image: “Trudy” from “Billy Rose's Aquacade: New York World's Fair 1939”, pg. 15, Brochure, April 20, 1959, Gift of Irene Feldman.

#WomensHistoryMonth

With spring comes the excitement of change! Two new exhibitions are now on view at the Museum: Asif Mian’s “RAF: Prosthe...
03/26/2021

With spring comes the excitement of change! Two new exhibitions are now on view at the Museum: Asif Mian’s “RAF: Prosthetic Location” and “Art As A Social Action: 10 Year of Social Practice Queens”.

2019-2020 Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellow Asif Mian explores how ritual, behavior, and memory are impacted by violence and its perception through sculpture, textile, drawing, and video. “Prosthetic Location” is an expansion of Asif Mian’s ongoing multi-chapter project, “RAF”, which takes eyewitness reports and evidence from an unsolved trauma in the artist’s own life as a point of departure.
http://qnsmu.se/AsifMianProstheticLocation

Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is a unique degree program and partnership between Queens College and the Queens Museum, focused on the intersection of art and social justice. “Art As Social Action” honors this decade-long pedagogical experiment by featuring interdisciplinary projects by nine local and international Social Practice Queens alumni: Alix Camacho-Vargas, Floor Grootenhuis (with Joel Murphy), Cody Herrmann, Jeff Kasper, Naomi Kuo, Julian Louis Phillips, Erin Turner, Pedro Felipe Vintimilla Burneo, and the Workers Art Coalition.
https://qnsmu.se/ArtAsSocialAction

Both exhibitions will be on view through July 25, 2021.

To book your free timed-ticket to the Museum: https://qnsmu.se/book4free

Images:
- Asif Mian, detail view, “Karmic Profile”, 2021.
- Cody Herrmann, installation view, “Flushing Creek From Home”, 2020.

On Monday, March 22, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, join us for “Rarities from the Queens Museum Collection: New York World’s Fa...
03/19/2021

On Monday, March 22, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, join us for “Rarities from the Queens Museum Collection: New York World’s Fairs”, an online Art Talk organized in collaboration with Queens Public Library.

Lynn Maliszewski, Archives and Collection Manager at the Queens Museum, will share and discuss items recently donated to the Collection from the 1939-40 and 1964-65 New York World’s Fairs.

Including both personal artifacts and objects donated from former employees of the Fairs, each gem offers new insight into the scope and magnitude of these historical events.

To learn more about this online event: https://qnsmu.se/QPLArtTalkWFRarities

Image: Rendering of the New York City Pavilion at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, c. 1964. Collection of the Queens Museum, New York.

The 34 organizations that comprise the Cultural Institutions Group, including the Queens Museum, reside in and serve div...
03/18/2021

The 34 organizations that comprise the Cultural Institutions Group, including the Queens Museum, reside in and serve diverse audiences across New York City’s five boroughs and provide access to nearly 19 million New Yorkers and tourists annually.

As a coalition, we are saddened and outraged by the growing violence against the Asian community. It is on all of us to speak up against bigotry and protect our neighbors as these hate crimes, racism, and xenophobia are an attack against all of us and the communities we serve.

The increasing horrific incidents of anti-Asian violence across the country highlights the continued work to be done across America. We stand in solidarity with our Asian American & Pacific Islander communities against the continued rising tide of racism and hate crimes.

#StopAAPIHate #StopAsianHate

JOIN OUR NEW MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM!Members have exclusive opportunities to own limited edition prints from the Queens Museu...
03/10/2021
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JOIN OUR NEW MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM!

Members have exclusive opportunities to own limited edition prints from the Queens Museum collection. The 2021 Queens Museum Archive Editions include never before seen images of the 1964-1965 World’s Fair.

As a Queens Museum Member, you will help us maintain free admission, and provide vital support for our exhibitions, community, and education programs.

Become a Queens Museum Member today!
https://qnsmu.se/QMMembership

As a Member of the Queens Museum, you help keep museum admission free for everyone, and provide vital support for our exhibitions, community engagement, and education programs.

Jumping into International Women's Day with pride, gratitude, and excitement as we honor all the all the incredible wome...
03/08/2021

Jumping into International Women's Day with pride, gratitude, and excitement as we honor all the all the incredible women and women-led organizations we have had the privilege of working with throughout our 49-year history 🙌

Image: Summer Skiing at the 1939 World’s Fair, ACME, Gift of Irene Feldman.

As part of the Year of Uncertainty (YoU), twelve artists, designers, scientists, writers, architects, and activists have...
03/07/2021

As part of the Year of Uncertainty (YoU), twelve artists, designers, scientists, writers, architects, and activists have been invited as Co-Thinkers to share their expertise and knowledge. They will be mentors and facilitators to Artists-In-Residence, Community Partners, and the Queens Museum staff, helping to shape and extend the work of YoU.

Tremaine Emory
Shannon Finnegan
Cas Holman
Nora N. Khan
Suzanne Lacy
Mae-Ling Lokko
Guadalupe Maravilla
MIXdesign
Naeem Mohaiemen
Xaviera Simmons
Sable Elyse Smith
Kenneth Tam

To learn more about our YoU Co-Thinkers: https://qnsmu.se/YearOfUncertainty

#YoU #YearOfUncertainty

We mourn the loss of Barbara Ess (1948-2021), an artist whose manipulation of photography was as aesthetically bold as i...
03/05/2021

We mourn the loss of Barbara Ess (1948-2021), an artist whose manipulation of photography was as aesthetically bold as it was nuanced, contemplative, and mysterious.

Here are two images sourced from our institutional archive that help us remember her incredible talent. They were used as promotional images for "Barbara Ess: Installation, Photography, and Books, 1978-1991", held at the Queens Museum in 1993.

"She seemed obsessed, in her work, with the limitations of the physical body, and was always looking for the exit, the place where her mind could just step out of its container and dance around in the ozone." - From Gary Indiana's essay "Barbara Ess is a Character in a Novel I'm Writing", published in the exhibition catalogue.

As part of the Year of Uncertainty (YoU), nine Community Partners from across the borough will be provided resources to ...
03/05/2021

As part of the Year of Uncertainty (YoU), nine Community Partners from across the borough will be provided resources to co-create content and deepen connections between their stakeholders and Queens Museum.

They include organizations tackling gender-justice; collectivity around mental health; environmental justice; youth enrichment; gun violence prevention and intervention; LGBTQ+ activism; and civil rights for TGNB people and sex workers.

Both the Artists-In-Residence and the Community Partners were selected from a robust open call and evaluation process.

Bordeando
Caribbean Equality Project
Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo
Guardians of Flushing Bay
LIFE Camp, Inc
Malikah
MinKwon Center 민권센터
Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation
Sakhi for South Asian Women

To learn more about our YoU Community Partners: https://qnsmu.se/YearOfUncertainty
#YoU #YearOfUncertainty

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Bayside Historical Society's annual Winter Art Show, featuring contemporary Queens-based artists working in all media, is happening January 12-26, 2020! If you would like to exhibit your work in our show, please visit the BHS website for full details and registration materials. The registration deadline is Saturday, December 21, 2019.
Attention artists in the Ridgewood, Queens area. Come on down and help this amazing event happen! https://www.facebook.com/events/378792619647879/?ti=icl
Congratulations on your nomination for a GANYC Apple Award! Please contact us for more information!
I'd like to ask the Queens Museum why it never does any of these programs in English. https://queensmuseum.org/events/smartphone-apps-workshop https://queensmuseum.org/events/paint-a-portrait-with-basic-watercolor-techniques I FEEL SO REJECTED, DISCRIMATED, LOCKED OUT OF OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP AND GROW from the Queens museum. It's very FRUSTRATING living in an english speaking county and discovering this museum can't support english speakers.