Fall in New York: three NYC photo books; the Queens Museum reopens

This fall in New York, check out three photo books that document NYC, and visit the newly renovated Queens Museum in Flushing.

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  • Photograph: Courtesy Grimshaw and the Queens Museum

    Interior of Queens Museum

  • Photograph: Courtesy Grimshaw and the Queens Museum

    Grand Staircase in Queens Museum

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    Queens Museum West Façade in Daytime from Grand Central Parkway

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    Queens Museum West Façade at Night

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    Queens Museum West Entrance

Photograph: Courtesy Grimshaw and the Queens Museum

Interior of Queens Museum

Queens Museum reopens


As the only remaining building from the 1939–40 World’s Fair, the Queens Museum was certainly due for some TLC. But when the institution reopens this fall, after a two-and-a-half-year renovation, visitors will be welcomed by an airy, open redesign that goes far beyond a mere touch-up. In addition to improvements such as a new café and a light-flooded atrium, the museum will double its size and unveil a new Grand Central Parkway–facing facade, a transparent glass entryway that reflects its community-focused approach to programming and art. Inside, new studio spaces will allow for eight resident artists to create work on site. At the reopening, visitors can see Pedro Reyes: The People’s UN (pUN), a performance-based model legislature convenes in the new interior courtyard; “Peter Schumann: Black and White,” a retrospective of the puppet maker’s installations; “Queens International 2013,” a biennial show of borough-based artists; and “New York City Building Time Lapse, 2009–2013: Photographs by Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao,” which documents the museum’s history and expansion. Much of the programming—such as a series of events at Corona Plaza—highlight the borough's individual neighborhoods, while other efforts are aimed toward special-needs, LGBT, recent-immigrant and teen visitors.—Andrew Frisicano



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