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Discover our Current Exhibitions

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 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 – 01.31.23

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 – Ongoing

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Tim Miller is an author/illustrator with short brown hair, blue eyes, and grin. His newest book, Izzy Paints tells the story of a young koala.

Storytime with Tim Miller

12.17.22, 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Three young children wearing facemasks, seated at a table with bright colored paper, cutting and collaging creating artwork.

Art Access: Museum Explorers For Children with Disabilities

01.07.23, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Close-up of two people's hands as they are seated at a table folding red squares of paper.

Art Access: Open Studios For Teens and Adults with Disabilities

01.07.23, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Close-up of two people's hands as they are seated at a table folding red squares of paper.

Art Access: Open Studios For Teens & Adults with Disabilities

01.08.23, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Three young children wearing facemasks, seated at a table with bright colored paper, cutting and collaging creating artwork.

Art Access Museum Explorers For Children with Disabilities

02.04.23, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Explore Our Collections

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

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 – 12.09.22

A video thumbnail with a centered, black “press play” symbol in a green rounded off square. The thumbnail is of a reproduction of an oil painting. The painting depicts an airport scene. In the background are floor to ceiling windows with the view of a body of water and a cloudy blue sky. Posing in front of the window are sixteen Delta Airlines and Port Authority employees in their uniforms.

Aliza Nisenbaum
The Ones who Make it Run (Delta Terminal C, LaGuardia Airport)

06.01.22 – 12.09.22

A video thumbnail with a centered, black “press play” symbol in a green rounded off square. The thumbnail is of four black starlight globes in different orientations and black droplets hanging from a museum ceiling.

Fred Wilson
Mother

06.01.22 – 12.09.22

Dive Into Our Past Exhibitions and Projects

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

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.

Stephanie Dinkins
On Love and Data

03.13.22 – 08.14.22

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.

Mierle Laderman Ukeles
For ⟶ forever…

09.15.20 – 07.31.22

A floral collage made with magazine clippings, paint, and colorful paper cut in organic shapes.

School Programs & Partnerships 2022 Exhibition

06.08.22 – 06.19.22

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.

Malikah: Building Power and Safety for Our Communities” and “TransLatinx Resilience against COVID-19”

09.18.21 – 03.30.22