Spring Exhibitions Opening
Apr 10 2016
Enjoy a first look at the Queens Museum’s five new exhibitions, and an afternoon and evening of Ramones-inspired sets by punk bands Show Me the Body and The Kominas, performance pieces by Queens International 2016 artists Alina Tenser and Melanie McLain, open studios with our artists-in-residence, and the new Lockwood Queens Museum boutique. Food and drink will be available and there will be a shuttle between the Museum and Mets-Willets Point stop on the 7 train. And don’t forget to join the after party at Trans-Pecos in Ridgewood.
- Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk
- Queens International 2016
- Bearing Witness: Drawings by William Gropper
- Nonstop Metropolis: The Remix
- A Passion for Tiffany Lamps
Schedule of Events
4-8pm The New New Yorkers program invites visitors to test our prototype mobile application about the Panorama of the City of New York. App demonstrators will be stationed on the glass overlooks. No device needed.
4-8pm – Studio Program open studios
4-8pm – Looped Screening of “A Frame Apart,” Short Film & Video Program for Queens International 2016
4:15pm – Bearing Witness: Drawings by William Gropper Exhibition Tour, and A Passion for Tiffany Lamps Exhibition Tour
5pm – Queens International Exhibition Tour
6pm – Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk Exhibition Tour
6-6:45 – Drop In Performances by Queens International Artists Alina Tenser and Melanie McLain
In Selections From Sports Closet, a set consisting of a folding-screen shifts, collapses, and forms to Tenser’s movements. Tenser will move around the screen performing repetitive actions, or reps, with a series of objects that are reminiscent of fitness and domestic utility.
Self-Extension Roll is a performance that will activate the space, architecture, and audience surrounding the exhibition. Multiple performers will conduct subtle choreographed movements that explore how the physical senses inform our social environment, either moving in unison or improvising according to a set of predetermined guidelines.
6:45-7:45 – Performances by bands who claim the Ramones as an influence, and carry the torch of punk today in collaboration with Trans-Pecos
Show Me the Body – A Queens-based punk band that is fueled by the current wave of gentrification in NYC
The Kominas – A self-described brown Post Colonial Punk group whose known for satirical takes on war on terror paranoia, doing updated covers of the Ramones and original material