Friday, July 11, 2014

NYC museum with historic past gets major makeover

November 01. 2013 12:36PM
Associated Press

Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle

(AP) The Queens Museum of Art has been rebranded following a $68 million expansion and renovation.

The light-filled, airy and spacious building now called the Queens Museum opens to the public Nov. 9.

The museum was founded in 1972 and is housed in a building constructed as a pavilion for the 1939 World's Fair.

It has a dramatic 48-foot-tall atrium dominated by a monumental chandelier-like canopy of glass panels. Changing and commissioned works of art will be shown there.

Other artworks are located in six galleries that surround the atrium.

The museum is best known for its 9,000-square-foot panorama of New York City. It's the world's largest full-scale architectural model.

Nine artist studios, educational classrooms, a gift shop and cafeteria have been added.

Associated Press

comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Mortgage Minute

Search for New & Used Cars

Used New All

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals

Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds