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Queens Museum of Art (Corona, NY 11368-1038)
Sally Tallant (Project Director: January 2021 to present)

Exhibitions: Planning
Public Programs

$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2021 – 8/31/2022

Far More than Steel and Concrete: Urban Planning and The Panorama of New York

Planning for a series of temporary exhibitions, interpretive wall texts, digital interactives, and public programs examining the twentieth-century history of New York City’s infrastructure and urban development.

The Queens Museum requests a planning grant of $40.000 for its project Far More than Steel and Concrete: Urban Planning and The Panorama of New York. This award will support the planning and preparation for an exhibition, public programs, and subsequent publication that interprets the history of New York City's infrastructure and methods of urban planning alongside The Panorama of the City of New York. The Panorama is the Museum's most important and popular attraction, comprising a 1:1200 scale wooden and plastic model of all five boroughs of NYC. The Panorama’s importance to the Museum’s audience calls for a comprehensive interpretation plan to make its underlying themes and history more accessible and engaging. Using The Panorama as a central prompt for interpretation, the project will consider how NYC's urban expansion in the twentieth century reinforced racism and classism.