A True Urban Art Experience in Queens!
Founded in 1972, the Queens Museum of Art is best known for its international contemporary art exhibitions that reflect the incredible diversity of the Queens borough. Since the museum's attendance has grown over the years, it features all sorts of cool events like film screenings, dance performances, musical acts, and public dialogues about the featured works on display.
The museum's permanent collection consists of approximately 10,000 items. Recent acquisitions include works from such famed artists as Salvador Dali, Mark Dion, and Andrew Moore. The most famous exhibition is the Panorama of the City of New York--a 9,335-square-foot architectural model that includes every single building in the five boroughs that was constructed before 1992. It is a true sight to behold, as the panorama features a total of 895,000 individual structures!
See New York as Never Before!
The Queens Museum of Art is housed in the New York City Building, a building built the 1939/40 World's Fair and the only surviving structure from it. The museum's collections include an extensive array of items, memorabilia and documents relating to the 1939 and 1964 World's Fair. Art work by many famous artists including Salvador Dali and Williams Sharp are on display at this great art museum in Queens.
Probably the most famous permanent exhibition at the museum is the Panorama of New York City - a 9,335 square foot miniature model of all 5 boroughs of the city of New York. It includes an accurate representation of every building in the city built before 1992 - nearly 900,000 structures. Admission to the museum is a suggested donation of $5 per adult visitor. Open Wednesday through Sunday.