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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
9999

05.19.24 – 01.19.25

Black and white photo overlayed with intricate Oriental Zakhrapha drawings, depicting a tender moment between a man and a toddler sitting on a bed. The man, seen from the chest down in dark-colored pants, lovingly wraps his arms around the toddler, whose white socks and black shoes are prominently visible. ‘Homelife of family is warm and simple’ text accentuates the cozy, intimate scene.

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

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

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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

06.14.24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 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

06.21.24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

A transwoman, dressed in a vibrant costume, stands in room, captivating the audience.

Celebrating our Pride in Community

06.21.24, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Honoring Indigenous Lifeways: Summer Roundtable and Culture Share

06.22.24, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

A composite image of the In Situ Fellows from left to right: Cameron A. Granger, Nsenga Knight and Catalina Schliebener Muñoz.

On Place and Process: In Situ Artist Fellows in the Studio

06.23.24, 2:00 pm – 3:30 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

06.28.24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Detail of Cameron A. Granger,

Cameron A. Granger in Conversation with Yvonne Chireau

07.20.24, 2:00 pm – 3:30 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

07.27.24, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Group of teenagers sit on bean bags laughing. There are teens in the background sitting on white tables working on arts and crafts.

Queens Museum Middle School Summer Workshop

07.29.24, 9:30 am – 08.02.24, 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

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

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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

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
Other-Worlding

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 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

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