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    • World’s Fair Tour

    • World’s Fair Advertising

      In 1939, the first World’s Fair was held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The New York City Building, the only building still standing from that time, houses the Queens Museum, whose permanent collection includes artifacts from both the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. In this workshop, students are invited to reflect on the advertisements used to promote the 1939 Fair, and think about advertising, with specific attention to the social relevance of the era. Students reflect on style and detail of the artifact and create their own poster-sized advertisement using a variety of media with consideration given to composition, placement, text size, and visual communication.

      Intentional connections: literacy and math

      World’s Fair Workshop

      During the Tour, students focus on the idea of the "World of the Future”, thinking about how people formed their own conclusions in 1939-1940, what that looked like and how close those visions were to today’s reality. Students have the opportunity to envision their own symbols for the future. Using a variety of materials, they create three-dimensional symbolic sculptures representing their vision of the future.

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    • Queens Museum
      New York City Building
      Flushing Meadows Corona Park
      Queens, NY 11368
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      F 718 592 5778