Queens Museum lit orange for gun violence awareness following vigil


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THE COURIER/Photos by Angy Altamirano

The “World’s Borough” came together Monday night to honor the nine lives lost in last week’s South Carolina church shooting, and show the rest of the nation that a diverse community can unite as one.

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Color, dance and music at Queens Museum’s Festival Andino on Sunday


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of Ayazamana Cultural Center

This Sunday, more than a dozen dance and music groups from Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru will participate in Festival Andino in front of the Queens Museum.

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Queens Museum plays host to July art conference


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo via Instagram/@queensmuseum

Educators, curators and artists from across the globe will convene at the Queens Museum for a July weekend conference on art and culture in American life.

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Queens Museum, Parks Dept. ask communities to redesign Flushing Meadows


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THE COURIER/Photo by Cristabelle Tumola

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.

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Queens Museum President Tom Finkelpearl named cultural affairs commissioner


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Photo via Twitter/@BilldeBlasio

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.

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Queens Museum “emPOWER”s families of children with autism locally and in Spain


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Photo courtesy of emPOWER Parents photography team

Parents and families of children with autism from Queens are now making a connection to those in Spain, thanks to a $73,000 grant.

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Traveling art exhibit An Inclusive World coming to Queens Museum


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Photos courtesy of Vida Sabbaghi

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 […]

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Ribbon cut on Queens Museum expansion project


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THE COURIER/Photos by Melissa Chan

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 […]

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Millions approved for Queens Museum of Art expansion


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Renderings courtesy of Grimshaw and the Queens Museum of Art

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 […]

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Queens Museum of Art to change name, expand


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Renderings courtesy of Grimshaw and the Queens Museum of Art

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, […]

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Go underwater this Halloween at the Queens Museum of Art


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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 […]

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Queens museums taking part in Museum Week


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Museum of the Moving Image

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 […]

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