Queens Museum

New York City, United States

Queens Museum


The Queens Museum, formerly the Queens Museum of Art, is an art museum and educational center located in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in the borough of Queens in New York City, United States. The museum was founded in 1972, and has among its permanent exhibitions, the Panorama of the City of New York, a room-sized scale model of the five boroughs originally built for the 1964 New York World's Fair, and repeatedly updated since then. It also has a large archive of artifacts from both the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, a selection of which is on display.

The Queens Museum is located in the New York City Building, the historic pavilion designed by architect Aymar Embury II for the 1939 World's Fair. From 1946 to 1950, the pavilion was the temporary home of the United Nations General Assembly, and was the site of numerous defining moments in the UN's early years, including the creation of UNICEF, the partition of Korea and the authorization by the UN of the creation of Israel.

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