Anthropology Museum of the People of New York

Queens College of the City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY 113673

In 1977 Margaret Mead and other anthropologists founded the Anthropology Museum of the People of New York to promote cross-cultural understanding among the city's many cultural groups, while encouraging ethnic pride. The museum offers panel discussions, traveling photography exhibits, demonstrations, field trips, art shows and socials.

With the underlying goal of promoting goodwill toward different ethnic cultures, museum exhibitions display artifacts to emphasize and illustrate similarities among various ethnic groups. Past student-produced exhibitions have included "Quest for Cures," which explored connections among folk, scientific and holistic medicine. The permanent collection contains artifacts relating to ancient Greek culture, and there are fossils demonstrating human evolutionary development.

Since it has no permanent facility of its own, the museum presents events on the Queens College campus and at various off-campus sites. Call for information about off-campus shows.

General Information

Hours: Various; call for hours and program schedule
Admission: FreeLibrary Field research papers, slides and cultural artifacts of contemporary ethnic groups; open to scholars by appointment
Disability Access: All Queens College facilities are fully accessible; inquire about off-campus events
Directions: Subway: 7 to Main Street-Flushing, transfer to Q17 or Q25-34 bus to Queens College; R, E or F to Continental Avenue, transfer to Q65-A bus to Jewel Avenue and Kissena Boulevard; Bus: Q17, Q25-34 to Queens College; Q65-A to Jewel Avenue and Kissena Boulevard
Parking: On public streets, on site by permission only

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