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 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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Miss Becca | Jan 24, 2018
By sheer coincidence I was reading 'Just kids' Patty Smith and 'Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk' at the time I attended the exhibit and I highly recommend them both as they were the perfect mental pallet cleansers to put you into the mindset of the early NY punk rock scene. Additionally I can't tell you how wonderful it was to comb over all of this modern day reliquary in the very hometown of the band. Nicely done.
Samuel Wong | Jan 14, 2018
This is a small museum. Without a performance or live exhibition, you can finish this museum in less than an hour. It doesn't have prominent works from famous artists (such as in the MOMA) but the collection of art work is still interesting. Currently, admission is $8 dollar for adults. That's not much to pay to support the arts. You can visit this place before/after enjoying a walk in the park or attending an event held in the area. Check out the calendar for workshops held in the Queens Museum if you want more to do.
AURELIO CUTHBERT | Jan 20, 2018
It's always fun coming here. The panorama of the city of New York is the best here. Very detailed. I love it. It's fun to find the sight around town
Savvas Dalkitsis | Jan 5, 2018
Was pleasantly surprised by this museum. It's a bit small, sure, but has some very interesting exhibits, specifically the panorama of New York city, a huge physical model of the greater New York area with elevated observation pathways. That alone is worth the $8 entry fee (free if you're a New York area college student)
SIBGA MEHMOOD | Feb 4, 2018
Its pretty much amazing and mind blowing the panorama is amazing although be gentle with kids because of the glass floor and the fact that it gets dark at times in there but the glass is very think so dont worry too much about that. They have a mini monster museum too and im pretty sure its fun for tiny people .
Evelyn Ponce | Apr 5, 2018
I expected to see more then just 2 exhibits. If they are putting up more exhibits and they don’t have much to show then they should advise people on their site. The panorama of New York City was nice and the Tiffany exhibit was very, very small.
Clément Heyd | Apr 1, 2018
A must do while visiting NY. You get to see a panorama of not only manathan but also all around it. The giant 3D maps is an exact replica. There's also a time change and the parks glue in the dark and the buildings light up. Small airplanes flying on a string. Also about the 1939 & 1963-4 world exhibition. Reccomended.
J Hunt | Mar 28, 2018
Very nice museum. Crafts class was available for the kids. The kids enjoyed their visit and have asked to go back.
Zachary Ehrlich | Jun 11, 2018
great museum and we got to meet Mel Chin, a conceptual visual artist. Motivated largely by political, cultural, and social circumstances, Chin works in a variety of art media to calculate meaning in modern life. the museum is an open space in the flushing meadows park and handicapped accessible and has separate bathrooms that allow those who ascribe to that gender to use it. very open and welcoming museum i highly recommend
Queen Arora | Jun 11, 2018
Beautiful place in a serene surrounding, the Hidden gem. Don’t miss the panorama of the city of New York and also the Tiffany glass collection. Also loved the memorabilia from worlds fair. Weekends always have workshops and art making for families etc. They should think about putting in a cafe or something that’s the only thing missing from the experience!
Bertil Oker | Jun 3, 2018
I came here to see and admire the panoramic view of New York City (the size of a small gymnasium) with all parts of the city. This panorama is the pearl of the museum; may not be overwhelmed. The other showrooms are well thought out with me and very profound. The rooms are big, and the staff is helpful and friendly. I was here and looked around. Whether I understood everything can be left open.
Vidal Nikko Luchana | May 9, 2018
This place is super cool and educational for kids. They have their own old small model of New York City. Its breathtaking and a calm place to hangout. They also have their own cafe which is pretty sweet. The artworks displayed in the museum are eye popping! I would recommend to bring children of all ages.
Penelope Pelton | Jun 12, 2018
I was pleasantly surprised by the Queens Museum. For some reason I thought it was mostly World's Fair stuff, but there was a large amount of contemporary art as well. The Tiffany Lamp collection is also amazing.
Haina JustMichael | Jun 22, 2018
Unexpected pleasure. From the NYC diagram to assorted exhibits and fun surroundings. Easy parking access off highway. And then stop at the old Worlds Fair grounds and Billie Jean King Tennis Center
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