By The TimesLedger
Fleet and NYC & Company announced that the Queens Museum of Art has been selected as April’s Fleet Cultural Institution of the Month. Throughout the month of April, all museum visitors who reference the Fleet Cultural Institution of the Month program will receive two-for-one admission on Tuesdays.
“New York City’s arts and cultural offerings are the best in the world,” said Cristyne L. Nicholas, president & CEO of NYC & Company, the city’s official tourism marketing organization. “The Fleet Cultural Institution of the Month program is yet another way visitors and New Yorkers alike can enjoy the richness and diversity of offerings to be found nowhere in the world but New York.
Among the featured exhibits at the Queens Museum are:
“Designing the Future: The Queens Museum of Art and the New York City Building.” Guest curator Marilyn Simon, former deputy director of the museum, examines the dynamic achievements that have occurred within the famous and historical building that houses the Queens Museum of Art. The exhibit chronicles the unique history and architectural scheme of the New York City building, from its inception in 1939 through the founding of the museum in 1972. The notable events of the building’s past are illustrated through design documents, architects’ renderings, photographs, artifacts, and memorabilia that exemplify the multiple reincarnations of this edifice.
“Rom of Ridgewood.” The mystical world of Queens’ Rom (Gypsy) communities is explored in this exhibit as seen through the lens of photographer Yale Strom. This candid exhibition of photographs capture the Rom in their everyday surroundings–in church, at work, and in their leisure activities–and offers a rare glimpse into this unique and frequently misunderstood, hidden culture. Queens is a popular destination for many of the Rom immigrants, most notably the Ridgewood section, which has housed several generations. The exhibition consists of black and white photographs, books, and recordings and live performances of Rom folk music.
“In the Flow: Artists from The Living Museum.” Selected artists from the Living Museum, a 40,000 square foot art studio and gallery housed in the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village, will display their works in this Queens Museum exhibit. The unique Living Museum offers a supportive and nurturing environment to artists coping with mental illness, and the patients residing in this dynamic community display an extraordinary talent for creating visually aesthetic works of an exceptionally high caliber. The exhibit will showcase these works and portray the therapeutic value of art through the Living Museum artists, who have experienced the healing powers of art using their creative talents to soothe the psyche, uplift spirits, and nurse emotional wounds.
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