The Queens museum of art is a renowned art museum at the Queens borough in the New York City, USA. The site of the museum was originally meant for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The building then served the purpose of the first home of the United Nations General Assembly and then housed the New York City exhibit at the New York World’s Fair. In 1972, the north side of the New York City Building was handed over to the Queens museum of art. In 1994, the Museum underwent its major renovation. In the near future the Museum will expand to the south side of the New York City Building and will undergo a second phase of renovation.
The Queens museum of art has a collection of about 6,000-6,500 objects including memorabilia, photography, audio tape and videos. The Queens museum of art has the Neustadt Collection which has a huge collection of Tiffany lamps, windows, glasses and related objects by Dr. Neustadt. The mission of the Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass is to preserve, interpret and develop its collection of Tiffany works.
The educational works at the Queens museum of art include pre K-12 education, adult and senior education, family workshops and special needs. Apart from these there are special events as well. The adult and senior education includes tours, panels, film series, slide talks and senior art workshops. The Special Needs is a unique program for visitors with special needs. Artaccess is available for special education and adult groups to accommodate visitors with varying learning styles and needs. The multi-visit series allows groups to explore different aspects of an exhibition on different visits.
The most remarkable feature of the Queens museum of art is the Panorama. It is a jewel in the collection of the Queens museum of art. It was built by Robert Moses for the 1964 World’s Fair as part of the city’s municipal infrastructure. After the fair, the Panorama remained open for the general public and is the most unforgettable aspect of one’s visit to the Queens museum of art.