Event - Queens Museum Reopening: Festival of Artmaking for Families

Queens Museum Reopening: Festival of Artmaking for Families

11.11.13, 12:00 pm

The final day of the Queens Museum Re-Opening Weekend offers families with children ages 5 – 12 free admission to explore our newly expanded space. Guests are invited to drop in and participate in a variety of fun and educational hands-on art making activities and one-of -a-kind artist projects. In addition, there will be a Museum-wide scavenger hunt to help guide visitors through the Museum’s permanent and feature exhibitions.

12 – 6 pm

Video Screenings (looped) in the Theater of works by QI artists Tushev Aerials (Georgi and Nina Tushev), Michelle Marie,Charles, Deville Cohen, Anna K.E. and Nitin Mukul.

12 – 5 pm
Win prizes as you tackle Museum Wide Scavenger Hunt challenges that lead you on an exploration of the Museum’s different galleries and exhibitions. Get your materials from the Front Desk.

12 – 5pm
The World of Tomorrow Photo Booth in the Worlds Fair Gallery
Participants from the Museum’s New New Yorker program invite you to take a photograph in a photo booth inspired by the Futurama Exhibition at the 1939 & 1964 New York World’s Fairs.

12 – 5 pm
A Bird’s Eye View of NYC, in the Panorama of the City of New York
Explore the Museum’s giant scale model of New York City with the help of Panorama experts from the Museum’s Queens Teens program.

12-5 pm
Puppet-Making Station in the Atrium
Participants from the Museum’s Queens Teens program invite you to create your own puppet inspired by the Unisphere, the iconic symbol of the 1964 World’s Fair and the exhibition Peter Schumann: The Shatterer.

The Collaborative Art Making Experiment at the Entrance and Outdoors
Join Freestyle Arts welcome all to participate in the Great Collaborative Art Making Experiment.

1-3 pm
In the Unisphere Gallery, QI artist Vlada Tomova from the Bulgarian Collaborative will be offering Pickling/Storytelling/Singing, a workshop that combines storytelling, music, and pickle-making. Families are invited to bring their own favorite vegetables, though some will be on hand.

Museum Explorer’s Club
ArtAccess staff will be available to assist your child with special needs, providing visual supports and activities for engagement. Should you require special assistance or preparation for your visit please email Michelle Lopez: mlopez@queensmuseum.org

Circuit Bending Workshop in the Werwaiss Gallery with Drew Blanke
Build, destroy and rebuild basic circuitry and come up with your own electronic configurations. In this workshop you will learn the basics of conductivity and gadgetry using basic electronic components. LEDs, diodes, sensors, all this words will make sense after you finish this activity.

Korean Brush Painting, Studio A  with Seongmin Ahn
Make magnetic decorations out of traditional Korean Brush painting techniques. In this workshop you will be working with traditional ink, colors and paper to make all kinds of decorative objects.

3-5 pm
QI artist from the Bulgarian Collaborative, Meglena Zapreva, will be at the Flip-House, a special installation that also functions as a space for art making and exhibition. Join her for Smuggle Tactics: Imaginary International Community Garden, an art making workshop.

The Queens Museum Re-Opening Weekend is supported by Target.

Queens International 2013 is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, La Guardia Corporation, Ford Foundation, Contemporary Art Foundation, Target, and Holosonic Research Labs, Inc.

Additional funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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