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A colorful mural on the sidewall of the museum portrays six Black Trans Femme icons. Marsha P.Johnson, Miss Major Griffin Gracy, Cayenne Doroshow, Qween Jean, Tourmaline, and Gia Love. The first person prominently stands out on the left side in a vibrant blue dress draped across the shoulder, while the person next to them wears a brown wrap skirt and ruffle blue top with one arm up in a fist. In the center is a person in a strapless bright orange dress holding it at the corner as they walk with an orange butterfly in their afro textured hair and music notes leave their lips. The next person is wearing a short blue skirt with a red top with a fist also in the air holding hands with a shadow of a smaller person. The last two people are, a person wearing a pink skirt with a white top in a motorized wheelchair and another person standing over their shoulder wearing yellow.

Glori Tuitt
Black, Trans, & Alive (Qweens Song)

10.01.21 – Ongoing

On a large white wall there are “dynamically choreographed groups of drawings” with bold black curved lines, some ending with an impact motion representing the indentation of the poke motion, while others end in a cloud-like shape representing echo and bounce. Along the curves are the words Time Owes Me Rest Again in black. The mural playfully reenacts the “physical and psychological articulation of ASL” , portraying “the motion of the signing hand coming into contact with the signer's body.

Christine Sun Kim
Time Owes Me Rest Again

03.13.22 – 07.30.23

An art installation made up of tiles, fills up a wall from floor to ceiling. The background creates a gradient from navy blue to blue, from top to bottom. Above the tiled background are six large circles, of varying sizes, made up of smaller multi-color circles.

A New Way to Travel: Delta Air Lines x Queens Museum at LaGuardia Airport

06.01.22 – 05.28.23

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Visitors stand around the large scale model of New York City, pointing and talking.

Exhibition Tour: Panorama of the City of New York and World’s Fair Collection

04.08.23, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

A photograph of the artist Tracey Rose and her gallerist Christian Haye, embracing to kiss while seated nude atop a plinth.

Tracey Rose in Conversation with Christian Haye and Tumelo Mosaka

04.22.23, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

A nude Black woman leans over walking toward something out of frame. The sky is cloudy and the landscape is green with tall grasses and rolling hills.

Spring Exhibitions Opening

04.23.23, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A large asphalt surface at an industrial waterfront is being painted with blue chalk lines and swirls that recall moving water.

Bringing Water to Light: An Artist Workshop Series for Flushing Creek

04.30.23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Two headshots of the featured speakers Janine de Novais and adrienne maree brown.

In Conversation: Janine de Novais and adrienne maree brown on Brave Community: Teaching for a Post-Racist Imagination

04.30.23, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Queens Museum 2023 Gala: Honoring Angelo Baque and Sable Elyse Smith

05.11.23, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

A group of museum visitors is photographed from behind as they look at two large rectangular photographic prints on canvas by Charisse Pearlina Weston.

Exhibition Tour: Tracey Rose, Shooting Down Babylon

05.13.23, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Visitors stand around the large scale model of New York City, pointing and talking.

Exhibition Tour: Panorama of the City of New York and World’s Fair Collection

05.14.23, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

A group of people is standing in a circle next to the lush green waterfront of Flushing Creek, video-documenting their conversation.

Bringing Water to Light: An Artist Workshop Series for Flushing Creek

05.21.23, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A group of museum visitors is photographed from behind as they look at two large rectangular photographic prints on canvas by Charisse Pearlina Weston.

Exhibition Tour: Aliza Nisenbaum: Queens, Lindo y Querido

06.03.23, 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

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Dr. Egon Neustadt sitting in a brown, cushioned chair. He is wearing a blue button up and gray slacks. His face is framed and lit up by a sea of glass lamps with different, colorful, mosaic patterns. Behind him is a large, blue and green, stain-glass window of a nature scene.

The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass

On Long-Term View

A dome like spherical model with curved lattice work on the roof and a horizontal wave like structure through the middle. Jutting out from the middle of the sphere are two walkways. The base of the sphere has grass, trees and three figurines walking around.

World’s Fair Collection

On Long-Term View

A 3D relief map of New York’s water system that was too large for the 1964 World's Fair. Now on permanent view the hilly terrain, the divets and rivers that the Catskills, Croton, and Delaware watersheds flow into are on display. Lights follow the path of aqueducts that lead to New York City.

The Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System

On Long-Term View

Roosevelt Island sits in the middle of the frame, with the Queensboro/Ed Kotch Bridge connecting Manhattan on the left and Queens on the right. Manhattan is densely populated with tall buildings, while this section of Queens has small housing buildings. In the back of the frame the Triboro Bridge and the Bronx are visible.

The Panorama of the City of New York

On Long-Term View

What’s Happening Beyond Our Walls

Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics

05.01.23 – 06.30.23

A wide shot of artist Pauline Shaw leaning on the second floor balcony at Queens Center Mall, overlooking the Center Court. Under the balcony is her commissioned mural. The colorful installation features blue, purple, pink, and pink hues, combining extracted landscapes of birds and flowers with abstracted images of cells and tissues found in the human body.

Pauline Shaw at Queens Center

01.21.23 – Ongoing

A video thumbnail with a centered, black “press play” symbol in a green rounded off square. The thumbnail is of a blue-gradient tiled art installation, covered with six large multi-color circles. In front of the art installation a dark skinned man walks by.

Mariam Ghani
The Worlds We Speak

06.01.22 – Ongoing

A video thumbnail with a centered, black “press play” symbol in a green rounded off square. The thumbnail is of a two-story, vertical mural against a white marble wall. The mural is installed above a set of elevators, and between a set of escalators and a floor to ceiling window. The mural is made up of sixty, mixed-media, abstract portraits.

Rashid Johnson
“The Travelers” Broken Crowd

06.01.22 – Ongoing

A video thumbnail with a centered, black “press play” symbol in a green rounded off square. The thumbnail is of jewel-like sculptures hanging in an atrium. The sculptures have a silver metal skeleton and are illuminated in soft gray and lavender light.

Virginia Overton
Skylight Gems

06.01.22 – Ongoing

A video thumbnail with a centered, black “press play” symbol in a green rounded off square. The thumbnail is of a two-story, vertical mural against a white marble wall. The mural is installed above a set of elevators and between two sets of escalators. The mural has a wooden surface with different shades of blue paint in a rectangular shape in the center. Layered on top, are rounded off streaks of paint in many colors.

Ronny Quevedo
Pacha Cosmopolitanism Overtime

06.01.22 – 03.30.23

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An image of the artwork Sucession by Lyle Ashton Harris. Two photographic prints are presented side by side on a textured background made of red Ghanaian cloth. The two dye sublimation prints capture a variety of the artist’s ephemera, mainly archival images, pinned on a wall. On the bottom left corner of the artwork is a broken piece of black textured plastic.

Lyle Ashton Harris
Our first and last love

04.21.24 – 09.08.24

A woman is standing in the middle of a deserted dirt road covered in pink body paint and wearing black makeup around her eyes and mouth. She playing an electric guitar, topless. She is wearing a plastic tiara, a short blond wig, black gloves, a skinny green belt, leopard print underwear, and black fishnets. Her eyes are closed and her mouth is open, as though she is in the middle of singing.

Tracey Rose
Shooting Down Babylon

04.23.23 – 09.10.23

A vibrant and colorful painting by Aliza Nisenbaum featuring Veronica and her daughter Maritza sitting on a couch in their Queens livingroom. Around the couch is a stack of notebooks, a stool with a poinsettia plants, a portable speaker, a bicycle, and a sheet music holder. Veronica is wearing a yellow dress and turquoise cowboy boots. Maritza, who is resting under her mother's arm, is wearing a tank and cross-body purse with nature-inspired motifs, blue jeans, and gray socks.

Aliza Nisenbaum
Queens, Lindo y Querido

04.23.23 – 09.10.23

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An exhibition space with blue-gray walls and a cement floor. In the center of the floor is a free standing, six-sided, wooden structure installed on a hardwood floor. The structure is black and covered with organized lines of text written in uppercase, white font. Raised above the structure, is a four-sided set of white blinds held together by a rectangular beam and metal wires.

Xaviera Simmons
Crisis Makes a Book Club

10.02.22 – 03.05.23

An empty gallery space with a large, laminated, glass sheet suspended from a custom steel rig. The sheet is a translucent, dark gray color and invites a third plane into the space.

Charisse Pearlina Weston
of [a] tomorrow: lighter than air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dust

10.02.22 – 03.05.23

A black and white photo of a building with sharp and round corners, and a tower at the center. On the facade of the building reads “GLASS CENTER” in uppercase font. The building is lined with trees and several adults are walking by on the sidewalk out front.

The Future’s Vessel: Glass at the 1939–1940 New York World’s Fair

10.02.22 – 03.05.23

A lit lamp with a brown base that resembles a tree trunk. The base extends into the lampshade as brown branches. The lampshade is made of organic shaped mosaic pieces, in varying shades of green and yellow.

Tiffany’s Lamps: Lighting Luxury

03.21.21 – Ongoing

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.

Wet Networks

10.30.21 – 09.18.22

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.

Suzanne Lacy
The Medium is Not the Only Message

03.13.22 – 08.14.22