Thursday, October 31, 2013

Newly expanded Queens Museum to reopen November 9

Doubled in size and asserting a strong community-minded mission,
the Queens Museum (formerly Queens Museum of Art)
in Flushing Meadow Corona Park
will open to the public on November 9.
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At the October 30 press preview
QM board chair Alan Suna described the enhanced museum as
"the house of the people for all the people of Queens"--
fully engaged with its multilingual, multicultural populace--
"and the entire city of New York."
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In the light-filled atrium
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Queens Museum Executive Director Tom Finkelpearl
with outgoing Queens Borough President Helen Marshall
who recalled going skating with her friends
at the ice rink that is now the museum's new space.
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City Council members Julissa Ferreras (above)
and Jimmy Van Bramer (below),
chair of the council's Cultural Committee,
joined a host of city officials,
arts professionals and 85 Queens schoolchildren
for this first look at the revamped museum.
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Details (above and below) from "Peter Schumann: The Shatterer,"
one of several exhibitions opening to the public next month.
Schumann is the founder and director of the experimental,
politically progressive Bread and Puppet Theater.
Opening Reception: Monday, November 11, 7-9pm
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg prepares to cut the ribbon.
In his earlier remarks, the mayor announced the
Queens Public Library's plans to open a branch
at the museum in 2015.
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Visit the Queens Museum's new Web site here.

Related article:

King of Queens: Tom Finkelpearl’s Game-Changing Museum Gets Bigger
by Zoë, October 29, 2013

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