Queens Museum of Art

Official Homepage: www.queensmuseum.org

Fee: Suggested $5

Sun. 12 PM–6 PM
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. 12 PM–6 PM
Thu. 12 PM–6 PM
Fri. 12 PM–6 PM
Sat. 12 PM–6 PM
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New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, New York 11368
(718) 592-9700

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Looking northwest on a sunny morning at Queens Museum of Art as the first annual Tour de Queens prepares to roll.
The Queens Museum of Art (website) is a Museum in New York.
Official description from Queens Museum of Art:
The New York City Building was built to house the New York City Pavilion at the 1939 World’s Fair, where it housed displays about municipal agencies. The building was centrally located, being directly adjacent to the great icons of the Fair, the Trylon and Perisphere, and it was one of the few buildings created for the Fair that were intended to be permanent. It is now the only surviving building from the 1939/40 Fair. After the World’s Fair, the building became a recreation center for the newly created Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The north side of the building, now the Queens Museum, housed a roller rink and the south side offered an ice rink. In 1972 the north side of the New York City Building was handed to the Queens Museum of Art (or as it was then known, the Queens Center for Art and Culture). Almost twenty years after it opened, the Museum undertook its first major renovation. In 1994, Rafael Viñoly significantly redesigned the existing space, creating some of the most dramatic exhibition galleries in New York. In the near future, the Museum will begin a second renovation; it will double in size by expanding into the south side of the New York City Building. The architects for this new expansion are Grimshaw/Ammann and Whitney.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Queens Museum of Art, referred to as QMA, is a major art museum and educational center located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York City, United States. The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York. It is located in the New York City Building that was constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair and hosted the United Nations General Assembly 1946-50. Founded in 1972, the museum houses the well known Panorama of the City of New York, a scale model of the five boroughs built for the 1964 World’s Fair.

Promotional images for exhibits from Queens Museum of Art official site

Current Exhibitions

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Apr 10, 2011 – Aug 14, 2011
With vintage gelatin silver prints, blueprints and original documents, Future Perfect: Re-Constructing the 1939 New York World’s Fair will illustrate the colossal undertaking that was the creation of the fair.
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Now Ongoing
Since 1995 the Queens Museum of Art and the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass have partnered to present and promote the art work of Louis C. Tiffany in the New York metropolitan area.
Official Queens Museum of Art Links
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