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Discover our Current Exhibitions

An image of the artwork

Lyle Ashton Harris
Our first and last love

05.19.24 – 09.22.24

A behind the back view of 5 black people gathered around a black hole floating in the air in front of them.

Cameron A. Granger

05.19.24 – 01.19.25

An installation view of Nsenga Knight's exhibition

Nsenga Knight
Close to Home

05.19.24 – 01.19.25

Catalina Schliebener Muñoz
Buenos Vecinos

05.19.24 – 01.19.25

Cas Holman
Prototyping Play

05.19.24 – 01.19.25

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

Caroline Kent's large-scale mural at the Queens Museum. A variety of shapes resembling paper collage cutouts are layered on a black background. Most of the shapes are various shades of gray but a few feature pastel and bold colors.

Caroline Kent
A short play about watching shadows move across the room

12.06.23 – 12.29.24

Tiffany’s Lamps: Lighting Luxury

03.21.21 – Ongoing

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Family Day: Celebrating Prototyping Play!

07.14.24, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A detail shot of Hollowfolk #2 - Black Herman Covers The World. The image shows a corner of a black frame with a small black and white photograph of half a dozen black people gathered around a casket that is about to be lowered into a grave. A banner in the background reads Look! Buried Alive Black Herman, Private Graveyard.

Spirit that can’t be broken, rooted forever in your survival: Cameron A. Granger & Yvonne Chireau in Conversation

07.20.24, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Gallery view with 4 amber-hued abstract paintings and floor seating with blue Arabic style cushions, or Majlis, and low table with gold tea set.

To Know One Another: Tea in the Gallery with Nsenga Knight and Sijo Abdul Mutakabbir, founder and director of the SWAM Academy of Modern Martial Arts

07.27.24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Explore Our Collections

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

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

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

What’s Happening Beyond Our Walls

A night-time view of Times Square showing a large crowd of people gathered in the middle of the street, looking up at the many massive, bright screens surrounding them. The screens are playing fragments of a work by Marco Brambilla, which features computer-generated clouds, globes, a floating grid, and other landmarks and architectural elements.

Marco Brambilla
Approximations of Utopia

06.01.24 – 06.30.24

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 – Ongoing

Preview Our Upcoming Exhibitions

A scan of a postcard recto that features the text It's Fun Being at the World's Fair on a bright red background. All the text is in yellow except for the word Fun, which appears in a large, bold typeface with thick white outlines. The inside of he typeface is filled with color photographs of the empire state building, statue of liberty, and chrystler building.

1964–1965 New York World’s Fair Anniversary Exhibition: #WF60

11.03.24 – 03.09.25

Dive Into Our Past Exhibitions and Projects

Cultural After-School Adventures Program (CASA) Exhibition

06.01.24 – 06.16.24

Five people sit at at a table looking through art books.

ArtAccess Presents: Open Studios

06.01.24 – 06.16.24

Adult Programs 2024 Exhibition

06.01.24 – 06.16.24

Group of brown teenagers pose for a photo before a silver backdrop.

Instar: In Bloom

06.01.24 – 06.16.24

Queens Borough Arts Festival

05.08.24 – 05.19.24

A photo of the Queens Museum's Gallery 6 containing a large installation with three white, life-sized dog sculptures walking on a white, circular platform and holding lavender, red, and orange ribbons attached to a large white cane pole. The platform is covered in pink, magenta, and red paper mache flowers. The gallery walls are covered with trees made of light and dark green painted paper mache leaves. The gallery also features a grey-blue crescent moon and a large orange sun floating above the back entrance.

Emilie L. Gossiaux

12.06.23 – 04.07.24