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The Godwin-Ternbach Museum

Venue  |  Exhibitions
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MASTERS OF AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHY and PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE MATTHEW R. BERGEY COLLECTION, April 13 - June 6, 2015
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ANIMALS AT THE MUSEUM Cultural after school adventures (CASA) with PS 242 Leonard P Stavisky Early Childhood School, June 15–June 20, 2015
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PERSUASIVE IMAGES: Architecture of the 1939–40 & 1964–65 New York World’s Fairs, June 29–July 27, 2015 Opening Reception Thursday July 9
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YEAR OF THE SILK ROADS Lynn Gilbert, Along the Silk Roads: Photographs of Turkey and Uzbekistan and Didier Vanderperre: Photographs of Xinjiang, China, October 15–December 15, 2015
The Godwin-Ternbach Museum
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Klapper 405
Flushing, NY 11367
Venue Type: Museum
QUICK FACTS
Contact
Brita Helgesen, Museum Manager
Open hours
M-Th: 11am-7pm, Sat.: 11am-5pm
Phone
7189974747
Other phone
7189974748
Cost
Free
DESCRIPTION

In 1957 the Queens College Art Collection began as a teaching collection for students to handle and study works of art and “as a general cultural resource for the wider community of Queens and New York City.” At that date it consisted of approximately 350 objects and began to organize exhibitions with loans from important collections at the Brooklyn, Metropolitan, Harvard and University of Pennsylvania Art Museums to the Pierpont Morgan Library, Walters Art Gallery, and others, led by now legendary art historians like Edith Porada and Frances Godwin.

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, a part of the Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, located on the Flushing campus of Queens College, City University of New York, organizes cultural exhibitions and programs of contemporary and historical significance for the diverse audiences of Queens and the metropolitan region—students, faculty and public alike. It is the only comprehensive collection of art and artifacts in the borough, housing nearly 6,000 works that date from ancient to modern times, which represent global cultures from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America. The museum interprets objects on view in the context of the many traditions and histories that give Queens it’s unique vitality and richness; and introduces many individuals to art and artifacts they might not otherwise encounter, often for the first time. Lectures, symposia, gallery talks, workshops, films, concerts, and tours, as well as digital displays, print and online catalogues, and an active website, illuminate the art on view. All exhibitions and programs are free.