QM Announces Fall Exhibitions 2019

American Artist, Nicolas Moufarrege, Pia Camil, and Rube Goldberg


The Queens Museum is pleased to announce its Fall 2019 exhibition season.

Nicolas Moufarrege: Recognize my Sign
Oct 6, 2019 – Feb 16, 2020
During a career that lasted just over a decade, Nicolas Moufarrege (1947-1985) created a unique body of embroidered works made in Beirut, Paris, and New York City. Recognize My Sign—the artist’s first solo museum exhibition—traces the development of his work from the small-scale tapestries he made in the early 1970s to the final works he created while living in New York from 1980 to 1985.

The Art of Rube Goldberg
Oct 6, 2019 – Feb 9, 2020
The Art of Rube Goldberg celebrates the work of one of the most influential comic illustrators of the twentieth century. Chronicling all aspects of the artist’s 72-year career—from his earliest published drawings to his iconic inventions and political cartoons, this exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the progression of Goldberg’s career.

Pia Camil, Fade Into Black: Sit, chill, look, talk, roll, play, listen, give, take, dance, share 
Oct 6 2019 – Feb 16, 2020
Pia Camil recycles, alters, and sews hundreds of secondhand t-shirts together into a massive curtain-like installation, on display. The shirts are designed in the U.S. but made in Latin America, worn and discarded in the U.S., and then sent back to be sold in Latin American second-hand markets. Here, Camil imports these t-shirts to the U.S. a second time as art, so that they may “haunt” their places of origin.

American Artist: My Blue Window
Oct 6 2019- Feb 16, 2020
American Artist presents My Blue Window, a multimedia installation. It focuses on Prepol, a predictive policing technology that sends officers to high-risk crime zones before incidents are even reported. My Blue Window explores anti-Blackness and highlights the racialized bias within such seemingly neutral tools.

Images in order of appearance: Nicolas Moufarrege, The Fifth Day, 1980. Thread and pigment on needlepoint canvas. 51 x 64 inches. Collection George Waterman III. Title unknown, 1984-85. Thread and pigment on needlepoint canvas. Courtesy Nabil Moufarrej and Gulnar “Nouna” Mufarrij. Rube Goldberg, Rube Goldberg Inventions United States Postal Service Stamp (included on sheet of “Comic Classics” stamps), date unknown. Sheet of USPS stamps. Artwork Copyright © Rube Goldberg Inc. All Rights Reserved. RUBE GOLDBERG ® is a registered trademark of Rube Goldberg Inc. All materials used with permission. www.rubegoldberg.com. American Artist, still from 2015, 2019, Single-channel HD video, 21:38 minutes. SCAD Savannah – Winter 2018 – deFINE art – Exhibitions – Pia Camil – Fade Into Black – Documentation – SCAD Museum of Art – Photography Courtesy of SCAD.

The Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship Program for Emerging Artists in New York City is generously supported by the Jerome Foundation.



Carpet for Pia Camil, Fade into Black: Sit, chill, look, talk, roll, play, listen, give, take, dance, share generously provided by Mohawk Group. Special thanks to Galería OMR and Mexican Cultural Institute New York.


Major funding for the Queens Museum is generously provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Lambent Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation. The official hotel sponsor of the Queens Museum is Boro New York.