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Fri, Apr 17, 2015 11:00am –


Queens Museum
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Queens  New York  11368
United States
Arts Initiative at Columbia University

Museum Meetup: After Midnight at the Queens Museum

Join the Arts Initiative for our first Museum Meetup at the Queens Museum on Friday, April 17. 

Enjoy a guided tour of the Panorama of the City of New York and the new special exhibit After Midnight.

The Panorama of the City of New York is "the jewel in the crown of the collection of the Queens Museum" and a locus of memory for visitors from all over the globe. Conceived as a celebration of the City’s municipal infrastructure by urban mastermind and World’s Fair President Robert Moses for the 1964 Fair, the Panorama was built by a team of more than 100 people working for the great architectural model makers Raymond Lester & Associates over the course of three years.

The era following India’s 1947 independence was marked by the emergence of Indian modern art led by the Progressive Artists’ Group and their contemporaries. A half-century later, the year 1997 signaled the beginning of a new phase with Indian artists gaining sudden visibility in a newly globalized contemporary art world, while India experienced a surge of paradigm shifts including economic liberalization, political instability, and the growth of a religious right-wing. After Midnight: Indian Modernism to Contemporary India, 1947/1997 presents the juxtaposition of these two historical periods in Indian art for the first time, examining Indian modern art from 1947 through the 1970s, and contemporary art from 1997 to the present. 

Discover more about the Queens Museum and Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Berkley Todd’s (TC’13)  Student Perspective on a prior exhibit.

Travel Note: We will travel to the Queens Museum by chartered bus, which will take approximately one hour. The bus will leave campus promptly at 11:15am and will leave the Queens Museum at 3:15pm. Please plan to meet in the lobby of Miller Theatre no later than 11:00am for check-in. We will provide snacks and water during the trip, but please bring lunch or money to purchase lunch at the cafe.


11 AM - Meet in the Miller Theatre lobby
11:15 AM - bus departs
12:30 - 2 PM – Individually explore Queens Museum and Flushing Meadows Corona Park
2 - 3 PM – Guided tour
3 PM – Travel back to campus on bus
4 PM – Arrive back on campus

This Museum Meetup is open only to current students, faculty, and staff of Columbia University.