Looking for a great way to spend an afternoon in the beautiful Queens area? Whether you are on vacation or if you live in one of the wonderful neighborhoods around Queens like Arverne by the Sea you’ll find plenty to do to fill your days. One of the favorite spots is the Queens Museum of Art. The museum is located at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. You can check out their official site at www.queensmuseum.org and their phone number is (718) 592-9700 if you would like more information. Regular hours for the museum are Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. and closed on most Holidays. All ages are welcome. The best time to visit is usually in the early afternoon during the week, this should give you plenty of time to see everything the museum has to offer without the crowds the weekend often brings. Prices are very fair considering everything the museum has to offer, $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and seniors, and free for children under 5.
If you want to do more than just browse the museum, informative and interesting tours are scheduled every Sunday at 2, 3, and 4 p.m. If you need to catch a bite to eat while visiting, head over to the nearby Unisphere Café selling small snacks, sushi, beverages and desserts.
Some popular exhibits and events at the Queens Museum of Art
1. The Panorama of New York City is an incredible permanent exhibit, commissioned by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, and which continues to add buildings even today. It is an extremely detailed model of the city, 9,335 sq-ft total and includes 895,000 individual structures.
2. The Niyeti Chadha: A Script for a Landscape features the work for Niyeti Chadha.
3. Three Points Make a Triangle is the fifth edition of the biannual exhibition of various artists that live and work in Queens. The featured artists will vary.
4. Frank Oscar Larson: 1950’s New York Street Stories features iconic photos within New York during that period.
5. The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass features the art of Louis C. Tiffany and has as range of beautiful glass pieces.
6. A Watershed Moment is a relief map of the New York City water supply system. Granted, to most the subject may sound a bit bland, but visitors are usually quickly and deeply fascinated once they view the impressive and accurate piece.
7. The Partnership Gallery works with cultural and nonprofits around the Queens area, allowing local artists the opportunity to display their work. It is an ever-changing staple of t he Queens Museum of Art.
That is just a little bit of what the Queens Museum of Art has to offer. It is always a lot of fun for the entire family, and a must see at least once for anyone who lives in the Queens area, or even if you are only visiting.