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A photo of the Queens Museum's Gallery 1 with low lighting and various industrial kitchen equipment. At the forefront of the image is an altered industrial kitchen sink with LED lighting and a transparent cover upon which are resting dozens of brown-orange snail shells. On the right side of the image are four white boards with marker drawings of spirals and a thermometer, as well as a list of numbers. A rotisserie oven and refrigerator are visible in the back of the room, bathed in orange and blue light.

Aki Sasamoto
Point Reflection

12.06.23 – 04.07.24

A photo of the Queens Museum's Gallery Five showing a large lavender wall covered in painted turquoise markings and neon sculptures. A colorful tufted artwork is hanging at the entrance of the gallery. Two sounder sculptures are presented on turquoise pedestals in the center of the room. One is a curved yellow piece with a trumpet-like top, and the other is a magenta piece with a three-foot base, two flat percussion surfaces, and a V shaped top with small metallic pieces.

sonia louise davis
to reverberate tenderly

12.06.23 – 04.07.24

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
Other-Worlding

12.06.23 – 04.07.24

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

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

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Snail shells, white strings, and hands maneuvering them on a perforated clear Plexiglas against a black background. Lit and photographed from below.

Performance: Point Reflection by Aki Sasamoto

03.03.24, 3:33 pm – 4:18 pm

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.

American Sign Language Tour with Joyce Hom

03.09.24, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Installation view of to reverberate tenderly in Gallery 5. The gallery has lavender and navy walls. In the center of the frame is one of sonia's sounder sculptures, a neon green semi-circle with a cone-shaped top and a string that goes from the base to the middle of the instrument's spine. The sounder is on a team platform, as are the two other sounder sculptures visible in the background. On the left side of the image is a large tufted piece with colorful circles and lines hanging down from the gallery ceiling. The left wall features two neon sculptures, one is a red circle and the other is a green curved line. The right wall features a second tufted piece.

Performance for sounders

04.06.24, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Snail shells, white strings, and hands maneuvering them on a perforated clear Plexiglas against a black background. Lit and photographed from below.

Performance: Point Reflection by Aki Sasamoto

04.06.24, 3:33 pm – 4:18 pm

Emilie Gossiaux's Londons Dancing with Flowers is a drawing on white paper of Emilie's dog, London, dancing with other copies of her surrounded by colorful flowers.

Emilie L. Gossiaux in Conversation with Sarah Cho

04.07.24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A drawing of three Labrador dogs with leashes in their mouths that connect to a white cane maypole, dancing around flowers and under a sun and moon.

Other-Worlding Touch Tour with Emilie L. Gossiaux

04.07.24, 2:00 pm – 3:00 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 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

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 – Ongoing

Preview Our Upcoming Exhibitions

An image of the artwork

Lyle Ashton Harris
Our first and last love

05.19.24 – 09.22.24

a photo of a black man crouching in a crater. A black hole distorts the space beside him.

Cameron A. Granger
9999

05.19.24 – 09.22.24

A view of Nsenga Knight's studio at the Queens Museum.

Nsenga Knight
Close to Home

05.19.24 – 09.22.24

A distorted and stretched image of Donald Duck rendered on a handwoven serape tapestry with parallel motion lines behind him in blue and green.

Catalina Schliebener Muñoz
Buenos Vecinos

05.19.24 – 09.22.24

Cas Holman, a white person with short brown hair, kneeling on the floor with two young kids playing with Rigamajig, a large-scale building kit designed by Cas.

Cas Holman
Prototyping Play

05.19.24 – 09.22.24

Dive Into Our Past Exhibitions and Projects

Day of Dead altar with several figures of some deceased people as well as elements that were liked by.

Dia De Los Muertos Altar

10.04.23 – 11.05.23

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 – 10.22.23

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 – 10.22.23

Geneva Adams (73) lies her hand on the shoulder of her daughter Jennifer Searls (51).

Laila Annmarie Stevens
Clayton Sisterhood Project

06.03.23 – 09.30.23

A vibrant and colorful painting by Aliza Nisenbaum featuring Veronica and her daughter Maritza sitting on a couch in their Queens living room. 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

A selection of artworks by the Leadership Cohort are on view.

Liberating Our Truth

06.03.23 – 08.20.23