Queens Museum of Art

Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The Queens Museum of Art was established in 1972 by a group of Queens community leaders to provide a vital cultural center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the borough's unique, international population. The Museum is situated in the New York City... more

The Queens Museum of Art was established in 1972 by a group of Queens community leaders to provide a vital cultural center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the borough's unique, international population. The Museum is situated in the New York City Building, the only major structure remaining from the 1939/40 and the 1964/65 New York World's Fairs. Given its history, it is perhaps fitting that the Museum is home to one of the most popular exhibits of the 1964 World's Fair, "The Panorama of the City of New York," a 9335 sqare foot model of the 320 square miles and 895,000 buildings of New York City. Originally conceived by Robert Moses, President of the World's Fair Corporation, as a model to aid in urban planning and departmental oversight, the first contract with the developer of the model called for less than one per cent margin of error between model and reality! Aside from the Panorama, the Museum typically stages timely exhibitions with broad cultural and historical significance as well as ambitious installations of contemporary art. The Museum also houses on extended loan some important pieces from the Egon and Hildegard Neustadt Museum Collection of Tiffany lamps an... more

The Queens Museum of Art was established in 1972 by a group of Queens community leaders to provide a vital cultural center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the borough's unique, international population. The Museum is situated in the New York City Building, the only major structure remaining from the 1939/40 and the 1964/65 New York World's Fairs.

Given its history, it is perhaps fitting that the Museum is home to one of the most popular exhibits of the 1964 World's Fair, "The Panorama of the City of New York," a 9335 sqare foot model of the 320 square miles and 895,000 buildings of New York City. Originally conceived by Robert Moses, President of the World's Fair Corporation, as a model to aid in urban planning and departmental oversight, the first contract with the developer of the model called for less than one per cent margin of error between model and reality!

Aside from the Panorama, the Museum typically stages timely exhibitions with broad cultural and historical significance as well as ambitious installations of contemporary art. The Museum also houses on extended loan some important pieces from the Egon and Hildegard Neustadt Museum Collection of Tiffany lamps and windows.


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Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens, NY 11368
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$8 - Adults
$4 - Senior
Free for children 18 and under

Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID
Free for all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID

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The Neustadt Collection Of Tiffany Art

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933) was one of the foremost decorative artists of his time. His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was the co-founder of Tiffany & Company, the luxury retailer best known for fine silver and jewelry. At an early age Tiffany was exposed to superbly-designed and exp... [ + ]ertly-crafted objets d’art, undoubtedly stimulating his love and appreciation for exceptional objects and setting him on a self-proclaimed “quest for beauty.”

Tiffany began his career as a landscape painter but eventually branched out into interior design and the decorative arts. Over the years he formed a number of companies in both Manhattan and Queens that manufactured leaded-glass windows, lamps, mosaics, glassware, enamels, ceramics, metalwork, furniture, and textiles. These works were available at his Manhattan showroom and in fine retail and jewelry stores throughout the United States and Europe.

Special commissions were an important part of Tiffany’s businesses. Many of his clients were wealthy, socially-prominent families seeking unique objects and interiors for their lavish homes. Churches also ordered elaborate interiors, including windows, lighting fixtures, mosaics, and ecclesiastical furniture. Some examples of these interiors can still be seen in New York City.

09/20/2019 10:00 AM
Fri, September 20
10:00AM
$
Suggested donation
$8 - Adults
$4 - Senior
Free for children 18 and under

Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID
Free for all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID

The Panorama of the City of New York

The Panorama is the jewel in the crown of the collection of the Queens Museum of Art. Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, in part as a celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335 square foot architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in... [ + ] all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures.

The Panorama was built by a team of 100 people working for the great architectural model makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years before the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. In planning the model, Lester Associates referred to aerial photographs, insurance maps, and a range of other City material; the Panorama had to be accurate, indeed the initial contract demanded less than one percent margin of error between reality and the model. The Panorama was one of the most successful attractions at the ‘64 Fair with a daily average of 1,400 people taking advantage of its 9 minute simulated helicopter ride around the City.

In 2006 an up-grade of the lighting system - the first change to the model since 1992 - allowed for the Panorama to be displayed in different light conditions; highlight different buildings or areas of the City; and even recreate the sounds of the city. And, in the Spring of 2009 the Museum launched its Adopt-A-Building program with the installation of the Panorama’s newest addition, Citi Field, to continue for the ongoing care and maintenance of this beloved treasure.

09/20/2019 10:00 AM
Fri, September 20
10:00AM
$
Suggested donation
$8 - Adults
$4 - Senior
Free for children 18 and under

Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID
Free for all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID

The Neustadt Collection Of Tiffany Art

Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848-1933) was one of the foremost decorative artists of his time. His father, Charles Lewis Tiffany, was the co-founder of Tiffany & Company, the luxury retailer best known for fine silver and jewelry. At an early age Tiffany was exposed to superbly-designed and exp... [ + ]ertly-crafted objets d’art, undoubtedly stimulating his love and appreciation for exceptional objects and setting him on a self-proclaimed “quest for beauty.”

Tiffany began his career as a landscape painter but eventually branched out into interior design and the decorative arts. Over the years he formed a number of companies in both Manhattan and Queens that manufactured leaded-glass windows, lamps, mosaics, glassware, enamels, ceramics, metalwork, furniture, and textiles. These works were available at his Manhattan showroom and in fine retail and jewelry stores throughout the United States and Europe.

Special commissions were an important part of Tiffany’s businesses. Many of his clients were wealthy, socially-prominent families seeking unique objects and interiors for their lavish homes. Churches also ordered elaborate interiors, including windows, lighting fixtures, mosaics, and ecclesiastical furniture. Some examples of these interiors can still be seen in New York City.

09/21/2019 12:00 PM
Sat, September 21
12:00PM
$
Suggested donation
$8 - Adults
$4 - Senior
Free for children 18 and under

Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID
Free for all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID

The Panorama of the City of New York

The Panorama is the jewel in the crown of the collection of the Queens Museum of Art. Built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair, in part as a celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure, this 9,335 square foot architectural model includes every single building constructed before 1992 in... [ + ] all five boroughs; that is a total of 895,000 individual structures.

The Panorama was built by a team of 100 people working for the great architectural model makers Raymond Lester Associates in the three years before the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. In planning the model, Lester Associates referred to aerial photographs, insurance maps, and a range of other City material; the Panorama had to be accurate, indeed the initial contract demanded less than one percent margin of error between reality and the model. The Panorama was one of the most successful attractions at the ‘64 Fair with a daily average of 1,400 people taking advantage of its 9 minute simulated helicopter ride around the City.

In 2006 an up-grade of the lighting system - the first change to the model since 1992 - allowed for the Panorama to be displayed in different light conditions; highlight different buildings or areas of the City; and even recreate the sounds of the city. And, in the Spring of 2009 the Museum launched its Adopt-A-Building program with the installation of the Panorama’s newest addition, Citi Field, to continue for the ongoing care and maintenance of this beloved treasure.

09/21/2019 12:00 PM
Sat, September 21
12:00PM
$
Suggested donation
$8 - Adults
$4 - Senior
Free for children 18 and under

Free for students of New York colleges and universities with current ID
Free for all NYC Department Of Education employees with ID
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