The Queens Museum and the Parks Department are asking members of communities around Flushing Meadows Corona Park to come up with ideas and solutions to make the green space more accessible to local communities.
Tom Finkelpearl, who has been the president of the Queens Museum for 12 years and recently oversaw its $68 million transformation, will be tapped by Mayor Bill de Blasio as the new commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs.
An Inclusive World, the traveling art exhibit, is making its next stop at the Queens Museum. “The exhibition has evolved,” said Vida Sabbaghi, curator. On Saturday, November 9, museum-goers can expect both visual arts components as well as various performance pieces, ranging from music to dance. The exhibit will run through November 30. “People from […]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and ranks of officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on the $68 million Queens Museum expansion project. “There always seems to be something new and magical happening in this incredible space,” the head of the city said. “It really is an experience like no other. This is one of the great cultural institutions […]
Millions of dollars are coming to the Queens Museum of Art. The city’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Tuesday, August 27 approved more than $18 million in capital funds that Borough President Helen Marshall has allocated to help pay for the expansion of the museum. The OMB also okayed around $19.8 million for […]
The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) is getting a major makeover. This fall, the international art space will double in size and shorten its name. “This is a time of tremendous change for the Queens Museum,” said executive director Tom Finkelpearl. Come October, the institution will total 105,000-square-feet. It will have new galleries, artist studios, […]
The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) will be celebrating its third annual Halloween event by going under the sea as a part of its “Boo! An Underwater Halloween Spooktacular,” scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 20 at 2 p.m. In the spirit of its current exhibition, Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, QMA enlisted the […]
Queens museums are gearing up to make history with the first-ever New York State Museum Week. From May 31 until June 6, local participating sites will join approximately 250 state-wide museums, zoos, gardens and art centers in an effort to lure residents and foreign visitors alike with special discounts to showcase their unique exhibits. “Museum […]
Long Island City Partnership wants everyone to experience all the splendor Queens has to offer – including the beauty available in the borough’s museums. The partnership organized a conference on October 19 at the Museum of the Moving Image, during which representatives from prominent Queens art institutions discussed the role of museums and galleries in […]
A conceptual model of “Silicon City,” a technological innovation center in Queens that includes an applied sciences campus, was unveiled today at the Queens Museum of Art. The model was placed on the museum’s famed Panorama where it will remain on display for visitors through Sunday. Jukay Hsu, founder of Coalition for Queens, and elected […]
The Queens Museum of Art broke ground for its expansion project on Tuesday, April 12, which will include the addition of 50,000 square feet of new galleries, classrooms, event spaces, a cafeteria and a museum shop. The project, costing $65 million, is currently underway and is set to be completed at the end of 2013. […]