The Queens Museum is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural, and international community.Make Queens Museum part of your personalized Flushing itinerary using our Flushing road trip planner.
The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.
The Queens Museum presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents, while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.
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I had never been to the Queens Museum before. It is located at the site of the 1964 Worlds Fair grounds. We went to see an exhibit, Never Built in New York, which contained plans, models and drawings ... more »
The Queens Museum is a very welcoming place. The staff is very good-natured and wanting to help, but they really don’t seem to know a lot about what’s going on. In addition the exhibit, Unbuilt New Yo... more »
The Panorama is the main attraction and we while it is interesting in and of itself, our guide Christian added enormously to our tour. He is not a native New Yorker but knows more about the city than ... more »
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.
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.
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.
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.
Very nice museum. Crafts class was available for the kids. The kids enjoyed their visit and have asked to go back.
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