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This just in! We’ve added an exciting workshop to the schedule of events for #SecondSaturdays at QM this week. @ourcomicsourselves will be joining us to facilitate a workshop responding to climate change. Read comics related to climate change, participate in writing prompts, play with narrative, and learn how to put together a mini-comic! RSVP via the link in our bio
__________ @ourcomicsourselves is a traveling exhibition that originated at Interference Archive (Brooklyn, NY) in 2016. This exhibition and its programs were developed as an open space for discussion about identity-focused comics and the spectrum of topics they address, and also as a challenge to the mainstream comics industry to improve the way our stories are told, if they are told at all.
“The Queens Museum is the only museum that I’ve worked with that has a community organizer. To have conceived of not just the exhibition, but a set of public programs at the museum [that were] hosted by partnering organizations was an amazing opportunity. It was a huge break for me as an exhibiting artist.” - #DamonRich, exhibited at QM in 2009 ————————————
Attend our new series of public programs, Second Saturdays, presented to delve deeper into the themes, techniques, and aesthetics of the our temporary exhibitions. The third out of four #SecondSaturdays exploring #MelChin#AllOverthePlace takes place this Saturday, July 14. Link in bio to RSVP. #QMConnects
Grab your picnic blankets and meet us at Sundays on the Lawn this month. This new outdoor program features internationally renowned bands and musicians, plus free art making classes and lawn games! Get your picnic from our cafe and enjoy a stellar line-up of bands organized around the theme of call and response, curated by Ariana Hellerman (@arianaslist). Art making classes and lawn games start at 1:30pm, and a special music performances from Las Llamadas with Favela Candombe Ensemble start at 3pm.
Outdoor movies are a joyous mark of the season, so we’re excited to be kicking off our annual summer outdoor film series this week, #PassportThursdays! This Thursday we’re starting with a special music performance from Masala Bhangra, followed by a screening of Indian film “Road, Movie.” Tap the link in our bio to learn more and find out what’s in store for the coming weeks.
We’re proud to be partnering with our friends at @eyebeamnyc for this week’s #SecondSaturdays to bring you a special panel that will bring together a group of artists and creative technologists to discuss issues of democracy, justice, representation, and activism in their work with AR/VR, artificial intelligence, and visualization. How might these technologies promote equity, imagination, and action, or how might they be vulnerable to exploitation? Select interactive works by participating artists will be available for visitors to experience. Link in bio to RSVP. #MelChin#AllOverthePlace
The moment is almost here! In a major partnership with @tsqarts, #QueensMuseum and @nolongerempty present two new commissions by #MelChin opening on July 11, as part of #AllOverthePlace. The exciting public opening of Wake and Unmoored is at 3PM in Times Square. The physical presence of Wake, a 24-foot-tall installation that evokes the ribs of a whale or a shipwreck, will serve as an entry point into Unmoored, an ambitious Mixed-Reality (MR) project developed in collaboration with #Microsoft that will be a draw for all ages and backgrounds.
We're thrilled to announce the artists in residence for ArtBuilt Mobile Studio in the Park: Art Parley for #SewardPark; David Flores for #RailroadPark; & Liene Bosque who’ll be joining us in #FlushingMeadowsCoronaPark! —————————————
David Flores will bring free family portraiture to Railroad Park and the greater Morrisania neighborhood with on-site photography, printing, display and digital sharing.
Art Parley’s “Round Robin” started as a free trilingual newspaper in Chinese, English, and Spanish. This summer, the “Round Robin” newspaper will come to life in the form of a collaborative forum for self-empowered leadership, cross cultural solidarity, and language access.
Liene Bosque interactive installation, “HamacaS” will consist of looms and hand-woven hammocks that aims to capture the physical and emotional displacement experienced by immigrants in the US. It will include free English and Spanish language workshops for participants to engage in a collective hammock weaving installation.
Have you checked out our Panorama’s new contemporary lightning scheme that brings back the legendary night-lighting from the 1964 World’s Fair? The psychedelic effect transforms the model into an immersive, after-dark experience that mimics the transition from day to night for visitors.
Don’t miss next week’s QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship info session because former fellows @sable_elyse, @ronny.q (Ronny Quevedo) and #MeredithJames will be here to give you the lowdown on their experiences. Come with questions! Tap the link in our bio to RSVP and get those applications ready! ——————————————————
QM-Jerome Foundation Fellowship grants two emerging New York based visual artists with $20,000 each, professional development consultations, and close mentorship from the Museum’s staff members working toward an artist’s project. The fellowships will culminate in exhibitions at the Queens Museum in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019.