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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 – Ongoing

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

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On the left four colorful beaded necklaces with scallop shell pendants, on the right a paper vessel painted in bright patterns glowing under UV light

Tactile conversations: No Word for Art in our Language*: Artmaking Workshops with Denise Silva-Dennis (WeeTahMoe) and Jevijoe Vitug

09.30.23, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Workshop participants stand in front of the Unisphere wearing reverse tie-dyed t-shirts and holding a banner of a winding creek.

Bringing Water to Light: Tibbetts Brook to Flushing Creek – a case study on daylighting panel and culminating workshop

10.15.23, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Group of children take a break in the shade during a Queens Museum program.

Family Day

10.22.23, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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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

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 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 – 09.25.23

Preview Our Upcoming Exhibitions

An installation view of Aki Sasamoto's Sink of Float. In a large industrial-looking room hang three white boards covered in spiral-looking symbols and different numerical notations. In the center of the image are a rotisserie oven and large fridge. On the left and right sides of the room are industrial sinks topped with table-hockey surfaces where snail shells and sugar cubes move around.

Aki Sasamoto
Point Reflection

12.06.23 – 04.07.24

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

12.06.23 – 04.07.24

A colorful square soft painting with abstract organic shapes in orange, purple, gray, red and green yarns, some of which are puffy.

sonia louise davis
to reverberate tenderly

12.06.23 – 04.07.24

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

05.19.24 – 09.22.24

Dive Into Our Past Exhibitions and Projects

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

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

An installation view of Caribbean Equality's Projects' outdoor exhibition titled Live Pridefully. The image features several vinyl banners secured on a large black structure lining a tall brick wall. A woman is walking past the exhibition and looking at the banners. She has fair skin and blond hair, and is wearing a white tank top, turquoise shorts, and gray sneakers.

Live Pridefully: Love and Resilience within Pandemics

05.01.23 – 06.30.23

a group of cut flowers lay on a white background with splatters of black paint.

Cultural After-School Adventures Program (CASA)

05.29.23 – 06.11.23

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 – 04.16.23