Museum of the Moving Image

Official Homepage: www.movingimage.us

Fee: $10

Sun. 10:30 AM–7 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. 10:30 AM–5 PM
Wed. 10:30 AM–5 PM
Thu. 10:30 AM–5 PM
Fri. 10:30 AM–8 PM
No-Fee Hours: 4 PM–8 PM
Sat. 10:30 AM–7 PM
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35th Ave and 37th Street
Queens, New York 11106
(718) 777-6888

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The Museum of the Moving Image (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from Museum of the Moving Image:
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts, screening significant films and other moving-image works, presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences, and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Museum of the Moving Image is a media museum located in Astoria, Queens on the former site of the Kaufman Astoria Studios. The museum originally opened in 1977 as the Astoria Motion Picture and Television Center Foundation and re-opened in 1988 as the American Museum of the Moving Image. The museum began a $67 million expansion in March 2008 and reopened in January 2011. The expansion was designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The Museum of the Moving Image exists to expand public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique and technology of film, television, and digital media by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts via multimedia exhibitions and educational programming. The exhibits include significant audio/visual components designed to promote an understanding of the history of the industry and an understanding of how it has evolved. Panel discussions about current movies are frequently held at the museum. It is also home to one of the most significant collections of video games and gaming hardware. The museum's attendance has grown from 60,000 in 2000 to almost 100,000 in 2007, underscoring the need for expansion.

Promotional images for exhibits from Museum of the Moving Image official site

Current Exhibitions

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Jan 15, 2011 – Jul 17, 2011
City Glow was made by Japanese artist Chiho Aoshima in collaboration with New Zealand-based animator Bruce Ferguson. Using a pictorial style derived from traditional and pop sources (Japanese scroll paintings, manga, and anime), City Glow contains a cyclical narrative, which begins with the dawn of a paradisaical garden.
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Jan 15, 2011 – Jun 12, 2011
The six installations in this exhibition were created by artists and technologists with backgrounds in architecture, painting, filmmaking, video art, and software engineering. They have in common their use of technologies developed for the digital entertainment industries.
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Jan 15, 2011 – May 15, 2011
For the Museum, Colburn has made a film based on her photographs of the Museum’s unparalleled collection of dolls, toys, and other licensed merchandise. The film, DOLLS VS. DICTATORS, is projected continuously in the Video Screening Amphitheater at the Museum. Eight tableaus each corresponding to a scene in the film, are also exhibited.
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