Queens Museum of Art

Queens Museum Of Art

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The Queens Museum of Art, referred to as QMA, is a major art museum and educational center located in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the Queens borough of New York City, United States.

Overview

The Queens Museum of Art (QMA) is located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York. It is located in the New York City Building that was constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair and hosted the United Nations General Assembly 1946-50. Founded in 1972, the museum houses the well known Panorama of the City of New York, a scale model of the five boroughs built for the 1964 World’s Fair.

Situated in the most diverse county in the United States, the museum has focused on outreach and access for a wide range of audiences. The Museum is known for international contemporary art exhibitions that reflect the hyper-diversity of the borough. The museum’s is the first in America to employ art therapists in a dedicated, fully accessible classroom, while the has hired community organizers to work on local improvement initiatives.

Employing a multifaceted strategy of outreach, the Queens Museum is simultaneously a fine arts collecting museum, historical site, community center, and educational classroom.

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Building history

The Queens Museum is located in the New York City Building, the historic pavilion designed by architect Aymar Embury II, and the only substantial...
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