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Queens Museum The Queens Museum is a home for the production and presentation of great art, intimately connected to our community and to the history of our site.

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

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

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Open Call:SAKHI X QUEENS MUSEUMYoU COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ARTS PRACTICUMProgram dates: June 27 to September 10, 2021Appl...
06/15/2021

Open Call:
SAKHI X QUEENS MUSEUM
YoU COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ARTS PRACTICUM

Program dates: June 27 to September 10, 2021
Application deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021

As a Year of Uncertainty (YoU) Community Partner, Sakhi for South Asian Women has developed a youth-centered Community Mobilization Arts Practicum. Through this joint initiative with the Queens Museum, 10 youth participants ages 13-17 who identify as part of the South Asian diaspora will work with a network of South Asian mentors to craft and execute a community mobilization arts project. Projects will be reflective of the South Asian American diaspora's history, geography, and current identity, and the project will culminate in Sakhi's annual Gender Justice & the Arts Showcase.

Apply today!
http://qnsmu.se/SakhiYoUSummerPracticum

Open Call:
SAKHI X QUEENS MUSEUM
YoU COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION ARTS PRACTICUM

Program dates: June 27 to September 10, 2021
Application deadline: Friday, June 18, 2021

As a Year of Uncertainty (YoU) Community Partner, Sakhi for South Asian Women has developed a youth-centered Community Mobilization Arts Practicum. Through this joint initiative with the Queens Museum, 10 youth participants ages 13-17 who identify as part of the South Asian diaspora will work with a network of South Asian mentors to craft and execute a community mobilization arts project. Projects will be reflective of the South Asian American diaspora's history, geography, and current identity, and the project will culminate in Sakhi's annual Gender Justice & the Arts Showcase.

Apply today!
http://qnsmu.se/SakhiYoUSummerPracticum

06/11/2021

Our "Give Up the Goods" Community Day is happening this Sunday in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! Come celebrate the best borough in NYC 😉 with some amazing music, food, and art activities.

🌐 Music by Venus X, Hank Korsan, and Guillaume Berg
🌐 Food by Queens Night Market Vendors and Torrin from Sheralyn’s Bakery
🌐 Limited edition Queens Museum merch by Denim Tears
🌐 Artmaking and workshops from Queens Museum community BordeAndo, LIFE Camp, and more

Free and open to the public. All ages welcome!

https://qnsmu.se/GUTGNews

06/06/2021
GIVE UP THE GOODS with Tremaine Emory

T- minus 1 week until our "Give Up the Goods" Community Day in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park! 💥
https://qnsmu.se/GUTGNews

On Sunday, June 13, from 12pm to 5pm, join Tremaine Emory and the Queens Museum for our first-ever “Give Up the Goods” Community Day inside our galleries and on our lawn overlooking the Unisphere.

🌐 Music by Hank Korsan and New York nightlife legend Venus X
🌐 Food by Queens Night Market vendors and Torrin from Sheralyn’s Bakery
🌐 Limited edition Queens Museum merch by Denim Tears
🌐 Artmaking and workshops from Queens Museum "Year of Uncertainty" Community Partners Bordeando, LIFE Camp and more!

Free and open to the public. All ages welcome!
We can’t wait to see you there 🙌

06/03/2021

The word is out: Queens Museum and Tremaine Emory are throwing a party🔥!
https://qnsmu.se/GUTGNews

After a challenging year, we want to celebrate the strength and resilience of our borough with you. We’ve invited Queens-raised Tremaine Emory, Founder and Creative Director of Denim Tears, to help us throw an epic celebration.

Join us on Sunday, June 13, 2021 in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for a free, physically-distanced event!
🎵 Music by Venus X and Hank Korsan
🥡 Food by Queens Night Market vendors and Torrin from Sheralyn’s Bakery
🧢 Limited edition Queens Museum x Denim Tears merch
🎨 Art making activities and workshops by Queens Museum Community Partners LIFE Camp pand Bordeando, and more!

Sound provided by I.S.T. Stüssy and Denim Tears

🎙We hope you’ll also join us on Monday, June 7, when Tremaine Emory is joined in conversation by his friend and celebrated contemporary artist Hank Willis Thomas, moderated by Dr. Amy Raffel. https://qnsmu.se/GUTGVirtualTalk

Tremaine and Hank will use Amy's book “Art and Merchandise in Keith Haring's Pop Shop” as a jumping-off point to discuss intersections in their work between media, pop culture, and art multiples as activism.

This morning, we had the honor of welcoming Borough President Donovan Richards and his team to share exciting news: more...
06/01/2021

This morning, we had the honor of welcoming Borough President Donovan Richards and his team to share exciting news: more than $11 million in funding will be granted to multiple Queens cultural institutions, including the Queens Museum, Queens Theatre, The Queens County Farm Museum, New York Hall of Science, and MoMA PS1.

A pivotal decision for the future of the Museum, bringing us one step closer towards the completion of our renovation and the development of an on-site, multi-lingual, intergenerational children's museum.

This morning, we had the honor of welcoming Borough President Donovan Richards and his team to share exciting news: more than $11 million in funding will be granted to multiple Queens cultural institutions, including the Queens Museum, Queens Theatre, The Queens County Farm Museum, New York Hall of Science, and MoMA PS1.

A pivotal decision for the future of the Museum, bringing us one step closer towards the completion of our renovation and the development of an on-site, multi-lingual, intergenerational children's museum.

Today marks one year since the killing of George Perry Floyd Jr. (10.14.1973 - 05.25.2020) at the hands of the Minneapol...
05/25/2021

Today marks one year since the killing of George Perry Floyd Jr. (10.14.1973 - 05.25.2020) at the hands of the Minneapolis police. The Queens Museum continues to mourn the loss of his life and the lives of hundreds of other Black people who have died through interactions with the police in the past 12 months.

As we reflect on #GeorgeFloyd’s impact on movements calling for the protection of Black lives and uprooting of White supremacy, we are looking back at the powerful art our Queens Teens have created to condemn structural racism, inspiring us to step into our individual and collective power and move towards liberation.

“It’s never too late to make change. In order to achieve peace, we must act and believe in it.”
- Chiara Ahualt

"I think racial justice is long overdue, and the fight for it did not start with George Floyd. But his death has shown us how often racism and prejudice takes the lives of innocent people and we must fight to prevent any lives in the future from being killed from this evil. He was an amazing person and father, may he rest in peace."
- Manha Bulbul

"To harm and kill Black people because of their race is to cut deep in and let your own country that you are so patriotic of bleed."
- Lina Mazioui

"Even though George Floyd's time on this Earth, unfortunately, came to an end, his legacy will forever live on as a reminder that the fight is not over. That we need to continue to fight for him and for the many others who were victims of those in authority.”
- Susan Salgado

“It's not me against you or you against me. It's us against bigotry and hate."
- Zainab Hamid

"Unity is the first step towards liberation."
- Skyler Chouloute

"Every single one of us is capable of making a change. Use that power!"
- Jasmin Contreras

05/13/2021

One month ago, we joined forces with For Freedoms, Wide Awakes, OCA-New York Chapter, Queens Public Library, Blasian March, Send Chinatown Love, and our #YearOfUncertainty Community Partners MinKwon Center 민권센터 and Caribbean Equality Project for “No Longer Invisible”, a multi-racial, multi-faith vigil and gathering initiated in response to recent and ongoing attacks against Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

Despite the heavy rain, we were proud to stand in solidarity with such incredible creatives and organizations to grieve, heal, and honor our heritage in Flushing – a community that has been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and by Anti-Asian violence this year, and yet has received little support and attention.

This week, the final result of our collective banner-making project, led by littlemanilaqueens and centered around the concept of “We Belong”, will be on view at the Queens Museum.

http://qnsmu.se/OnViewWeBelong

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

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Queens, NY
11368-3398

Via #7 Train: Exit at Mets-Willets Point and follow the yellow signs on a ten-minute walk through the park to the museum, which is located next to the Unisphere. Visit the website for detailed driving directions.

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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.
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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.