Exhibitions - It’s About Us: A New New Yorkers Exhibition

It’s About Us: A New New Yorkers Exhibition

12.15.16 – 01.15.17

Community Partnership Exhibition Program

An exhibition space with a collaged, ring-shaped decal on the far left wall. Within the ring is the show title which reads “It’s About Us” and a block of wall text underneath. In the center of the floor is a white, center column housing a monitor, shelves, pamphlets, and small objects. Behind the center column is a set of podiums displaying burnt sienna and white colored sculptures.

Opening Reception: December 18, 2016, 1-4pm


Join the Queens Museum’s New New Yorkers Program to celebrate It’s About Us, an exhibition created by the participants in a wide range of workshops offered in 2016 including: Experimental Watercolor, Collective Storytelling, Photobook Storytelling, Drawing Sound, Basic Sculpture, Basic Digital Photography, Drawing Journal, Spanish for Mandarin Speakers, Advanced Silkscreen, and Design Thinking. These works reveal the diversity of visions, cultures, concerns and artistic approaches of our immigrant adult community that proves their tenacity to improve their life and build a new and better future in spite of adversity.


In partnership with the Queens Library, the Queens Museum’s New New Yorkers program offers free multilingual classes to meet the needs of adult immigrant communities in Queens. New New Yorkers offers adult immigrants the opportunity to interact closely with accomplished professional artists and engage with their innovative work, allowing them to broaden their horizons and learn valuable life skills through the arts.The program provides opportunities for personal creative expression through rigorous art courses, exhibitions, and participation in cultural festivals. It also supports student-led initiatives at the Queens Museum. Courses emphasize the arts, technology and English language acquisition, provided at no cost, in a variety of languages, most often Spanish, Mandarin, and Korean.


New New Yorkers is made possible by Altman Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, and Con Edison. Additional support is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.