Following a six-month closure, the Queens Museum welcomed again the neighborhood on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with 4 new reveals freed from admission, in addition to the revealing of a citywide public artwork initiative.
The reopening comes after state and metropolis officers permitted the reopening of museums and cultural establishments in New York Metropolis on Aug. 24.
“After six months of turmoil and uncertainty all through Queens, our metropolis and the world, we will discover solidarity and luxury within the inspiration and works that unite us as a neighborhood,” stated Sally Tallant, president and government director of the Queens Museum. “We’re proud to work with artists to deliver forth messages of hope at this nonetheless tumultuous time and to welcome again our guests with these significant new reveals and installations.”
The museum’s latest reveals shall be on view till Jan. 17, 2021.
After the Plaster Basis, or, “The place can we dwell?” is an exhibition of 12 artists and artist teams with roots in New York Metropolis asking essential questions on dwelling, property and the Earth, and who has entry to those issues below capitalism.
“Bruce Davidson: Outsider on the Inside” brings collectively greater than 100 images by legendary Magnum Pictures member and Henri Cartier-Bresson mentee, Bruce Davidson. Starting from examine prints to uncommon classic objects, the exhibited works showcase Davidson’s singular skill to chronicle unmediated situations of candor and emotion activated by New York city house.
The Convention of the Animals consists of a mural by artist Ulrike Müller and an exhibition of youngsters’s drawings by unbiased curator Amy Zion. This undertaking takes its title from German author Erich Kästner’s kids’s ebook “The Animal’s Convention” (1949) written within the aftermath of World Struggle II. The story is a political satire a couple of group of animals who, annoyed by the inefficacy of human worldwide conferences, convene to avoid wasting the planet.
In 1858, The Ridgewood Reservoir was constructed on the Brooklyn-Queens border to carry the contemporary water provide for the as soon as unbiased Metropolis of Brooklyn. “Ridgewood Reservoir for the 21st Century” traces the 160-year transformation of the positioning from the development of its three water basins to its invaluable position right this moment as a 50-acre open house in Highland Park, a inexperienced oasis permitting for shut encounters with nature.
Guests shall be welcomed by a large-scale public set up, “For Perpetually…” by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles.
The set up is each a response to the pandemic and a continuation of Ukeles’ long-standing dedication to honoring the endless labor of New York Metropolis’s public service employees via her inventive apply.
The three-part initiative launched on Sept. eight and can be on view at 20 Occasions Sq. and all through the MTA subway system throughout 2,000 digital screens.
Friends can go to the museum between the hours of midday to five p.m. from Wednesday via Friday, and 11 a.m. to five p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The museum will stay closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Security and well being precautions in accordance with CDC pointers have been put in place to make sure the wellbeing of all guests and workers. These measures embody timed ticketing to observe capability, touchless temperature checks upon entry, common cleansing and sterilization, elevated variety of sanitizer stations, touchless toilet services, necessary masks necessities and social distancing signage.
For extra info on the Queens Museum, go to queensmuseum.org.
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