Earlier this week, Queens Museum’s President and Executive Director Laura Raicovich (@lauraraicovich) participated in the @guggenheim’s annual #DirectorsDialogues alongside artist Marilyn Minter (@marilynminter), and the Guggenheim’s Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator, Nancy Spector (@nespector). The discussion, which was moderated by Director of the Guggenheim Richard Armstrong, explored the power of art, culture, museums, and democracy.
Photos by: Ben Hider
Still searching for that special holiday gift? Share the site of your most cherished memory this holiday season! Adopt a special place on the Panorama of the City of New York by 12/21 to receive a framed “title deed” to commemorate your ownership.
Mark your calendars for our annual Holiday Market, next Sunday (12/10) from 11am-4pm!
This year, we’re teaming up with @lockwoodshop and @queensnightmarket to kick things off. An array of local artists and artisans that represent the multiplicity of Queens culture will be vending original hand-made and designed objects as well as prepared foods.
Select participating vendors include @spicetreeorganics, which sells international organic spice blends; @tojosankitchen, a pop-up Japanese Fusion comfort food eatery; @astoriacorkandcraft Astoria, a home decor and handmade gift shop with wine lovers in mind; and (Alice Lipping Art Studio (@aliceabstract), a fine artist selling abstract textured paintings and mixed media.
The event will also feature live performances by local artists and musicians.
For the first time in its history, the #2017VisibleAward will conduct its fourth biennial Temporary Parliament in the US, at the #QueensMuseum on 12/2 from 10am-6pm. The event, which is free and open to the public, is the first European award that sustains socially engaged artistic practice in a global context, and seeks to offer a platform for innovative projects that have the potential to become visible in fields other than artistic ones. @thevisibleproject will engage new audiences with 9 shortlisted projects.
Artistic Director of @cittadellarte, #MichelangeloPistoletto will give an inaugural speech and Laura Raicovich (@lauraraicovich) Director of the @queensmuseum, will chair the event. Co-directors of @thevisibleproject, Matteo Lucchetti (@lucchettimatteo) and Judith Wielander will host the debate and Elvira Dyangani Ose (@edyanganiose) Senior Curator at @creativetimenyc, will serve as the advocate for all of the projects.
Follow the link in our bio to register for the event and learn more about the nine shortlisted projects!
A special congratulations to @sable_elyse for being selected as both a @studiomuseum 2018 Artists-in-Residence and a 2018 @remahortmannfoundation Emerging Artist grantee! Sable's #OrdinaryViolence exhibition is currently on view at the @queensmuseum through February 2018.
Sable Elyse Smith, Men Who Swallow Themselves in Mirrors (video still), 2017. Courtesy the artist. Installation images of Sable Elyse Smith - Ordinary Violence. Dimensions vary. Courtesy #QueensMuseum, Photo by Hai Zhang.
Join us this Sunday, Nov. 12, from 2-5pm for the Opening Reception of "Migrant Kitchens, Portraits and Short Films, from the Margins”, as part of our Community Partnership Exhibition Program. #MigrantKitchens features the strength, diversity, and creativity of immigrants who work in the food industry in Queens, New York. As migrants across the country are under siege from multiple angles, those who work at the margins are especially vulnerable. #MigrantKitchens humanizes the people behind the food, making their lives visible to combat relentless negative stereotypes and reflect their varied citizenry.
The reception will feature screenings, street food, and community conversation around migrants and their rights.
All photos and films by Sarah K Khan @sarahkkhan
We are currently taking online requests for #schooltrips for January-June 2018. Through guided #museumtours, gallery activities and studio workshops, students have the option to engage in the Panorama as a jumping off point to explore New York’s geography, landmarks, bridges, parks, communities, history, and city planning. Additional programs include an in depth study of the city's watershed, explorations of #TiffanyLamps through @theneustadt collection of Tiffany Glass, and a rotating selection of international contemporary works in the museums galleries.
If you would like to schedule a trip for Winter/Spring, request your tour now!
This time last week we unveiled our new state-of-the-art lighting system to shine on the renowned Panorama! The restoration was made possible by @amazonstudios on the occasion of the national release of #Wonderstruck, a movie in part filmed directly on the Panorama. The upgrade has allowed us to not only create a contemporary lighting scheme with sustainable LED lights, but also bring back the legendary night-lighting of the Panorama. Only those who attended the 1964 World’s Fair, or visited the #QueensMuseum before the early 1990s will have experienced the psychedelic effect of black light on the Panorama, which transforms the model into an immersive, after-dark experience. The new lighting scheme will make use of specialized software that will mimic the transition from day to night for all Panorama visitors. Special thanks to Brian Selznick, @tomfinkelpearl, Mark Friedberg, @thesandypowell , @jadenmichael , and our very own, @lauraraicovich for celebrating this exciting moment with us. The Panorama has reopened to the public so make your way to the Museum to experience its luminance for yourself!
Save the date and save your #Halloween costume for the Spooktacular Family Fundraiser coming up on January 27, 2018 2-4pm. Better watch out: this year it's a Monster Metropolis! Illustration is by the talented @aramkimart#HappyHalloween
The mobile studio in the park is back with "Citizens of Earth", a social sculpture, focusing on a dialogue of immigration and ancestry stories. Participants are encouraged to share their stories through the creation of a global passport with the assistance of New York City public school students who serve as diplomats. Check our website for open studio hours! #StudioInThePark
We're upgrading our Panorama lighting thanks to @amazonstudios' generosity! It will be closed on Wednesday Oct. 18, Thursday Oct. 19, and Friday Oct. 20 AND Wednesday Oct. 25, Thursday Oct. 26, and Friday Oct. 27. The other two sections of #NeverBuiltNY will remain open to the public.