Past Exhibitions - Page 1

A night time scene of an outdoor dining table lined with folding chairs. Hiding the view of the table's surface, are water jars holding bouquets of wild green plants.
In a black and white image set in the 1970’s , a young Suzanne Lacy stands to the left of the frame overlooking a room full of people. At the forefront are a group of people in wheelchairs, along the sides people are sitting on a couch. In the background people are standing along the room while others are sitting on the floor creating an oblong empty space in the center.
A picture of Stephanie Dinkins “Secret Garden”. Two rectangle screens come together at a point to create a triangle. On the screens are four Black Women standing in a garden with purple and yellow flowers at their feet and white petals around them.One woman wears a striped shawl over a yellow dress, beside her an older woman in a red suit, next to her a younger woman in a plaid shirt , and the final woman wears purple fabric draped over her head and body. The women are AI’s from different generations and time periods with stories that link to their algorithm.
On the Facade of the Museum is a three part banner in yellow with the phrase written in black ink, Dear Service Worker, Thank you for keeping NYC alive! For forever… There is a forward arrow between the words for and forever. The top of the building says Queens Museum. All of this is set below clouds and blue skies.
A floral collage made with magazine clippings, paint, and colorful paper cut in organic shapes.
A black and white photo of a group of women of color standing in a circle. They are standing on a park lawn arms length apart from one another. Behind them are tall trees and an above ground railway.
A blue wall has small white wall text on the left. In the middle, a large monitor with a blue water droplet displays ways to say 'water' across languages in the Algonquian language family. There is a large white wall text on the right: 'Tecumseh Ceaser Water Connects Us All'
In the middle is a wooden table with two square wooden benches on both sides. On top of the wooden table are folded maps and a sewage game. To the right is a fake golden toilet across from a vitrine with objects found on Flushing Bay. There is a sign reading Flushing Creek with an arrow next to the vitrine of objects. To the left is a map of Flushing Bay and a table vitrine in front of it with a wooden bench.
Down a hallway, Photographs, news articles and video installations hang on a yellow and white wall with different Caribbean country flags, a rainbow LGBTQ+ flag, and Black Lives Matter flag, hanging from the ceiling in a row parallel to the wall. At the beginning of the hallway is a mannequin wearing a festive, bright colored, colorful, feathered, carnival outfit.
Three people with brown skin dressed in button down shirts with their masks resting below their chins sit and talk across from each other, holding papers. On the wall behind them are pennants from New York and New Jersey colleges, and a white banner with Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation.
On top of a black pedestal, a glass box with metal vents houses a large jasmine plant bathed in pink light. On either side, a rectangle of semi-transparent sheet with a green maze structure is held up by unfinished wood.
Paintings and a collaborative scrapbook hang on a white gallery wall. On the left, a small painting of Mount Rushmore at sunset, decorated with political protest signs, trees, and onlookers. On the left are two paintings with pink text: Am I Lovely? The left painting shows South Asian women of different brown complexions with white t-shirts and a white skincare product on their cheeks. The right painting shows two women in wrapped garments, gold facial jewelry, and head coverings. To the right, an interactive art piece asks the viewer to paste cut-out magazine clippings that explore colorism.
In the center are two TV’s back to back attached to a stand on a decorative square rug. On the left, posters of black and white images from the June 4th, 2020 Bronx protests with a variety of slogans. On the right, mixed medium drawings in red and black pinned to the wall.
On the left side, there is a large projected still from Gabo Camnitzer’s film, a Picture-in-Picture view of archival classroom materials and blueprints. In the background to the right of the projection, a stack of blue and white posters are on the floor. To the right of the posters, facing the projection, are nine small public school chairs in different colors and materials. Behind the chairs is a large wall text of the exhibit, and to the right is an empty doorway emanating bright green light.
Five colorful banners hang from the ceiling reading Proposal for a 28th Amendment?” And “Is it possible to amend an unequal system? in the five most spoken languages in Corona, NY. Below the banners, four visitors stand and lay on the five wooden colorful soapboxes in different arrangements.
On a white wall is a large colorful mural with a smoking handgun. Beside it are four bullets, each with one word of the phrase Hurt People Hurt People. On the bottom are painted flowers in many different colors. Above the gun, text is written in cursive: ‘At the center of nonviolence stands the principle of Love, a quote attributed to M L K. To the left of the mural is a large white wall text, and to the left is an orange bicycle with white wheels and a blue and white helmet.
In an orange hue room, angular structures form a downwards trend graph. A hanging lamp made of stacked glass vases wrapped in seaweed hangs from the top of the image.
A group of about 20 people of a range of ages and ethnicities dressed for cold weather sit and stand in front of a brick wall painted in horizontal stripes of different colors.
Group of ten women posed both sitting and standing at the top of the Museum’s glass staircase. Each woman holds a square piece of knitted artwork they created with various designs and colors.
On a white wall hangs a dress with the Mexican flag, framed pictures of Lorena Borjas, and a proclamation from the city to Lorena Borjas. In front of the pictures is a white table vitrine and next to the vitrine is a short shelf with a gold bell on top of it.