Nov 20, 2005 – Feb 26, 2006 .
Traditionally museums keep collections. It is, in part, what defines them. Through the years the Queens Museum of Art has relied upon the generosity of collectors, artists and friends who have endowed this relatively young institution with a body of work of both contemporary and historical significance. The Museum’s collection, including the heart-stopper Panorama of the City of New York, has tripled in size over the past five years, from a core of approximately 5,000 items mainly related to the World’s Fairs, to a cache now including nearly 4,000 photographs from the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and an equal quantity of prints and drawings from the 1930’s to the present. Additionally, in anticipation of the Museum’s upcoming expansion, we have also been fortunate to acquire large scale sculptural installations that correspond to the expanse of the building’s uniquely shaped galleries.