Home of the Panorama of the City of New York
The Queens Museum of Art
Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
The Queens Museum of Art presents changing exhibitions of 20th century
and contemporary art. Each exhibition is supported by educational and film
programs, including workshops, lectures, tours and symposia.
Featured at the Museum is the Panorama of the City of New York, the world's
largest architectural scale model, developed by Robert Moses and built by
Lester Associates for the 1964 New York World's Fair. The Panorama, built
at a scale of 1 inch to 100 feet has every building in the City of New York,
as well as accurately representing the City's topography, parks and transportation
network.Upcoming at the Queens Museum of Art:
The Museum also features the permanent exhibition, "A Panoramic View:
The History of the New York City Building and its Site," concerning
the Museum building's history in two New York World's Fairs and as temporary
United Nations headquarters between 1946-52. Both the Museum and the Panorama
were completely renovated in 1994 under a design by international architect
QMA is open Wed-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 12-5, Tues Groups by Appointment Only.
Located in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. Suggested admission is
$3 for adults, $1.50 for students and senior. Members and children under
5 are admitted free.
- Contemporary Art from Asia: Traditions/Tensions, in conjunction with
the Asia Society and the Grey Art Gallery, October 3, 1996-January 5, 1997
- Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Exhibition: Featuring a wide range of artists
who lived or worked in the Borough of Queens, Spring 1997
- Tiffany Art from the Egon and Hildegard Neustadt Collection of Tiffany
Art, to be displayed and stored for ten-years, Spring 1997.
Free parking is available; for directions call information at 718 592-9700.
By Subway, take the #7 line to Willets Point/Shea Stadium and walk into
the park towards the Unisphere. Bus lines Q23, Q48 and Q58 also stop in
the park. The museum is fully accessible to the disabled, with ramps, elevator
and special devises to assist the hearing and visually impaired.