Photo courtesy of the Queens Museum.
Queens Museum of Art
The Queens Museum is a home for the visual arts in New York City’s most diverse borough, where nearly half of the 2.3 million residents were born outside the United States. The museum presents visionary artwork from around the world alongside hyperlocal programming to reflect the vibrancy of the people and neighborhoods it serves.
With public engagement at the core of its mission, the Queens Museum provides space and funding to support creative expression by groups and individual artists. It partners with immigrant arts organizations and neighborhood groups from across the borough to host events and mount temporary exhibitions spotlighting their constituencies. It also has an on-site studio program—one of few artist residencies embedded within an American museum—for creators working across a variety of disciplines, including writing, textiles, visual arts, and social practice. Participants receive studio space, mentorship, and opportunities to engage with museumgoers, along with a stipend to compensate them for the time to design and present these programs.
Our online database includes grants made by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund over the past five years.