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The Queens Museum reopens on Saturday, November 9

After a two-year expansion and renovation, the Queens Museum is back with a slew of new shows and an interior that may well provoke some major museum envy.

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Queens Museum

Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

Queens Museum

We admit it: We've given the Queens Museum, which officiallly opens to the public on Saturday, November 9, an unusually lot of coverage in the past several months, from announcing its name change in February and sharing renderings of the new space after getting a private hard-hat tour in June to seeing it unveiled at last at its ribbon cutting last week. The reason: The Queens Museum is in nearly every way a different museum—it took over half the building, where a skating rink used to be, underwent a top-to-bottom redesign and even changed its name (from the Queens Museum of Art)—so it's really as though a brand-new institution is opening. Its doors will be open the whole three-day Veterans Day weekend, but if you can, check it out with your crew on Monday, when an amazing lineup of family-friendly fun is offered all day long, and completely free of charge. On tap are gallery tours, art-making workshops—from circuit bending and storytime to puppet making and Korean brush painting—and a performance by artist Peter Schumann, the artist showcased at the museum with a solo show in two exhibition spaces and a giant mural. We promise: The Queens Museum is a stunning addition to the NYC museumscape—and completely worth the wait.


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