Queens Museum of Art
The Queens Museum of Art is dedicated to presenting the highest quality visual arts and educational programming for people in the New York metropolitan area, and particularly for the residents of Queens, a uniquely diverse, ethnic, cultural and international community.
The Museum fulfills its mission by designing and providing art exhibitions, public programs and educational experiences that promote the appreciation and enjoyment of art, support the creative efforts of artists, and enhance the quality of life through interpreting, collecting, and exhibiting art, architecture, and design.
The Queens Museum of Art presents artistic and educational programs and exhibitions that directly relate to the contemporary urban life of its constituents while maintaining the highest standards of professional, intellectual, and ethical responsibility.
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We provide pre-K-12 students with fun learning experiences that integrate in-depth observation and interpretation of art and historical exhibits, and hands-on art-making activities. All of our school programs emphasize Common Core standards, particularly in English Language Arts and New York City’s Blueprints for Teaching and Learning in the Arts.
Tours and workshops
We offer tours and workshops about our permanent exhibitions: The Panorama of the City of New York, The Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass, Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System and the World’s Fair. We also offer tours and workshops inspired by our changing exhibitions of international and local artists. Click here for more information on School Tours.
PreK-12 School Tours of Museum Exhibitions
- Panorama Tour: The Panorama of the City of New York
- Watershed Tour: Relief Map of the New York City Water Supply System
- (in partnership with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection)
- Tiffany Tour: Neustadt Collection of Tiffany Glass
- World’s Fair Tour: The World’s Fair Exhibition
- Special Exhibition Tours
Our rotating exhibitions reflect many of the cultures found throughout our diverse borough. Viewing and discussing art from around the world creates the opportunity for students to develop a global perspective as they examine art and create work inspired by their personal vision of the world.
We collaborate with schools to create initiatives specific to the interests, needs, and culture of each school, ranging from multi-year residencies to one-time workshops. The Queens Museum Education Department works with our partner schools to create customized residencies that integrate the Museum’s resources into programming that supports the goals of each school community. Residencies can emphasize arts objectives and focus on art technique, art history, and exhibition design or they can mirror classroom instruction and support Common Core academic objectives. Residencies can be project-based or integrated into service learning projects. They can be designed to reach every student in the school community or to strategically target subgroups of students; for example, those not enrolled in art classes or those who might benefit the most from alternative learning experiences and settings. Regardless of the specific program design, the Education Department’s goal is to collaborates with school partners to develop programming that utilizes Museum resources to maximize the benefit to students. These resources include:
- Diverse and critically acclaimed exhibitions The Museum presents historical exhibitions that speak directly to local and contemporary New York City issues, and cutting-edge, critically acclaimed contemporary art exhibitions and projects that are global in scope.
- Extensively-trained and accomplished Teaching Artists and Museum EducatorsOur roster of Teaching Artists and Educators are carefully selected and receive ongoing professional development and training.
- Programming that supports academic standards Education programs have been developed to connect Museum experiences with common core literacy standards.
- Educators experienced with diverse learners and inclusion settings Through nationally recognized ArtAccess programs the Museum supports diverse learners, including English Language Learners, students with emotional, mental, and physical disabilities, and individuals affected by autism.
All our residencies ideally include a minimum of one visit to the Museum and a culminating celebration of student work that can be shown at the school, or in the Museum’s our beautiful sunlit Community Partnership Gallery.
Student Programs and After School Learning Programs Offered by the Queens Museum of Art Below
Admission is by suggested donation. Adults: $5 Senior and Children: $2.50 Members and Children under five: Free
Wednesday – Sunday: 12 – 6pm
The museum will be closing at 3pm on December 24, Christmas Eve and December 31, New Year’s Eve
Closed Monday & Tuesday With the exception of Learning Programs & Workshops
The Queens Museum of Art is officially closed in observance of the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Scheduling a Tour
Free Museum Tours Every Sunday 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm Click here for more information.