SculptureCenter, Long Island City

3.9
#12 of 12 in Museums in Queens
Art Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
SculptureCenter is a not-for-profit, contemporary art museum located in Long Island City, Queens, New York. It was founded in 1928 as "The Clay Club" by Dorothea Denslow.
In 2014, SculptureCenter unveiled its latest expansion and renovation, including a 2,000-square-foot (190 m2) addition, aimed at improving visitor experience and increasing exhibition space to 6,700 sq ft (620 m2), plus a 1,500 sq ft (140 m2) enclosed courtyard for outdoor exhibitions and events. The architect was Andrew Berman, and the budget was $4.5 million.
SculptureCenter has presented works by over 750 artists through its annual exhibition program, including Turner Prize winner Charlotte Prodger and nominee Anthea Hamilton, Sanford Biggers, Nairy Baghramian, Tom Burr, Liz Glynn, Rochelle Goldberg, Camille Henrot, Leslie Hewitt, Rashid Johnson, Ugo Rondinone, Katrín Sigurdardóttir, Alexandre Singh, Monika Sosnowska, Gedi Sibony, Mika Tajima, and Hugo Boss Prize winners Anicka Yi and Simone Leigh.
As a non-collecting museum, its annual program includes approximately three exhibition cycles of 1–2 commissioning programs by mid-career artists, 10–15 projects and commissions by emerging artists, and 3–6 solo and group exhibitions. SculptureCenter offers free public programs and events including artist talks, performances, film screenings, and publications.
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  • One of many museums located outside of Manhattan, SculptureCenter is a hidden gem in a lesser-known part of the city. Getting there isn't difficult, as it's just a 5 minutes walk from the Court...  more »
  • It is a hidden place located at Purves cross street is Jackson Ave. It is between Two buildings , it has brown doors. Once you open the doors you will find nothing but beauty, art and talent. I...  more »
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  • The space is absolutely amazing. Multiple rooms, make it perfect for multiple artist showing, or multiple parts of one show. It was very inviting to me. I spent some time looking for a program. Also, it was opening day so it had many guests. Took my boyfriend and I about an hour to enjoy.
  • It was a nice museum, not very big. The upstairs was quite simplistic, but downstairs had an interesting set up of a bronze based installation. Did not spend over an hour here though.

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