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May 17


149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354


Threads of Gold:  Sie webten ihre Träume mit Goldfäden
March 22 – June 1, 2014

Opening reception and tour Sunday, March 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm

They Wove Their Dreams with Threads of Gold started as a conversation with Lucia Minervini, in the spring of 2013.  The artist was invited to exhibit her work and spent the season developing a site specific installation with a new series of prints. The exhibition draws on the stories and images of the Voelker-Orth family, referencing the period rooms and photographs in the Museum’s collection.
They Wove Their Dreams with Threads of Gold  explores the hopes and aspirations, particularly of the women, who resided  in the house before it became a museum.
Installed throughout the museum, Ms. Minervini’s work invites visitors to pause to sense a place and time, and reflect upon a family’s dreams and experiences.  The artist’s evocative use of printing and book-making techniques and materials beckon us to consider own associations with the art and with the items of everyday life now in the Museum.

To learn more about the work and the development of the exhibition, visit Ms. Minervini’s Threads of Gold blog http://threadsofgoldlmm.tumblr.com

The Museum is open Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 – 4:00pm.  There is a $2 suggested donation. 


House tours are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., except on noted holidays.

As the Museum is located in a 1890s house with a number of small rooms, we ask that groups interested in taking a tour contact us in advance to better accommodate all visitors. The standard house tour runs 20-30 minutes.

The ground floor of the house is physically accessible. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Suggested donation $2.
No Tours Easter weekend, April 19 and 20th

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