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Feelings of DanceYour Are Welcome Here: Paintings by Huey-Min Chuang

February 12 – April 11

Huey-Min Chuang is a self-taught artist born in Taiwan, lived in Argentina, educated in Germany, Spain and the USA, and currently resides in Brooklyn.

Her artworks focus on the theme of resilience. She seeks new ways of “seeing” by leveraging her intuition and sensation to convey psychological landscapes and emotional responses through forms, lines and colors.

On March 5th, Huey-Min Chuang leads a bilingual talk on immigrants’ experience of home, in celebration of Woman’s History Month.

Downtown Flushing: Photographs by Herb Bardavid

April 16 – June 18

Herb Bardavid bought his first camera, a Brownie, at age 10 when living in Flushing. Family brought him back to Flushing many years later – where, with camera over a three year period, he’s captured the people, energy and excitement of Flushing today.

Online exhibition:

B & BFinding the Family: A Look into the Lives and Times of the Voelker-Orth Family

Finding the Family explores the lives of the Voelker Orth family through the local and historical happenings they experienced. The online exhibition highlights moments in the lives of Conrad, Theresa, and Elisabetha as we follow three generations of the family through the early 20th century.

The exhibition is organized by Carine Norvez, a tour guide at the Museum. She developed the exhibition while she was a CUNY Culture Corps intern studying items in our archive last year. Ms. Norvez has located period news articles and materials from a variety of sources to create a context for the papers and images left to the Museum. An audio text version accompanies the print.

Click here to see Finding the Family

Winter Break

The Museum is making a few changes as we head into our 20th year.  In several steps, we’ll be   rotating Voelker-Orth family items on view, fostering new connections between our story and your own  family stories. And, we are adding new activities guests to enjoy while visiting.

There are no exhibitions at the Museum from December 20 – February 12, 2023.



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