Community Partnership Exhibition Program Guidelines
In order to set up an exhibition at the Queens Museum, the petitioning organization or individual must meet certain preparation guidelines and follow a set presentation protocol. Museums are institutions that validate artists and garner their reputation through the quality of works shown. Generally, curators are in charge of the exhibitions presented in museums. Curators have academic training in art history and are responsible for the exhibition components. Said responsibilities include but are not limited to formulating the exhibition’s concept, identification of artworks connected to the concept, exhibition design, the elaboration of texts and labels that explains the logic behind the pieces, and finally, curators oversee the preservation and care of the pieces while they are in display. It takes curators several months of preparation to get from the conceptualization of an exhibit(s) to its execution and final display. In this context, the invitation of an artist to an exhibition depends in the right timing and talent.
The Queens Museum operates with a very particular modality, very different from that of other museums. That is, the QUEENS MUSEUM STRIVES TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY IN ITS VARIOUS PROGRAMS, lending its support to the community in order to encourage involvement in artistic activities. The “Community Partnership Gallery” is a space that forms part of the programs and resources offered by the museum. Said space hosts exhibitions that range from 3-4 weeks of duration. This space is in high and constant demand by organizations and cultural producers looking for the opportunity to exhibit work at the museum. Queens Museum attempts to schedule in OCTOBER the entire exhibition calendar for the folowing year. Consequently, we accept short proposals until September 15th for exhibitions for the following year in this gallery.