The Queens Museum

Where Art Caters to a Diverse Population
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The Queens Museum is located within Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York.The museum is housed in the New York City Building, which was built for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. After the fair, the building served as the meeting point for the United Nations General Assembly from 1946 to 1950. Today, the Queens Museum serves as one of the borough’s leading art and intellectual institutions. Over the years, the museum went through years of renovation, resulting in an expansion of more than 100,000 square feet.

In designing the new building, the architects wanted its interior to reflect openness and its exterior to also attract people. To accommodate this vision, the architects designed the building with 48-foot tall ceilings strewn with skylight windows. This allows natural light to illuminate the interior and create an overall airiness that matches the atmosphere the park gives off. In the center of the museum lies a giant lantern that serves as one of the museum’s main focal points. The Queens Museum is home to six galleries that range in size and accommodate various exhibitions and programs.
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The best-known permanent exhibition at the Queens Museum is the Panorama of the City of New York, which was commissioned by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair. This unique architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in all five boroughs totaling 895,000 individual structures across 9,000 square feet. Saved from demolition after the 1964-65 World’s fair, the Panorama of the City of New York brings the entire scope of NY down to a bird’s eye view. The most recent additions to the Panorama include CitiField, home of the NY Mets.

The collection also houses the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass. This exhibit provides viewers with the opportunity to see gorgeous light structures with floral patterns, the feature character of Tiffany Glass.  Tiffany glass was produced nearby in Queens until the 1930’s. The collection consists of windows, lamps, and related objects and an archive of thousands of pieces of glass formerly used by the Tiffany Studios.  Visitors will find this museum most interesting in its history and exhibits.

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Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City Building, Corona, NY 11368


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