Event - Second Sundays for Families

Second Sundays for Families

03.13.16, 1:30 pm

In March, we invite families to get creative with maps, inspired by two new artist projects that take their cue from maps. Enveloping the Museum’s model of NYC’s water system will be a project by Duke Riley which addresses the complicated map of upstate water reservoirs and pipes that provide the city with clean water. In a second iteration of the Queens Museum’s Large Wall series on the exterior wall of the Panorama of the City of New York, artist Mariam Ghani has been commissioned create a piece that maps out the linguistic diversity and rare languages spoken in Queens.

Schedule of Activities:

1-4:30pm: Drop-in Artmaking Workshop
Make 2D and 3D maps of your own using basic materials with our Museum Educators.


1:30-:430pm: Re-imagine the NYS Pavilion Ideas Competition Workshop
RPGA Studio and People for the Pavilion invite families to:

  • Try on virtual reality head gear to see a short video about history of the New York State Pavilion (located adjacent to the Queens Museum) and how it might be reimagined.
  • Look through stereoscopes to see two alternative uses for the “Tent of Tomorrow”
  • See a 3D printed Tent of Tomorrow reimagined with new architectural details.
  • Submit your ideas for future use by either pencil and paper or by working with our designers using CAD software.

2,3,and 4pm: Exhibition Tours
Museum Educator leads tours of newly commissioned works by Duke Riley in the Watershed Model & Mariam Ghani in the Main Atrium.

Image: Duke Riley, That’s What She Said, 2016. Digital print on canvas, 44ft x 14ft. Courtesy the artist