Queens College makes its own collection of over 6,000 works of art dating back to antiquity available to the public through the efforts of its resident museum, the Godwin-Ternbach museum. In addition to its diverse permanent collection made up of donations from faculty and alumni, the museum hosts an active schedule of rotating exhibitions of contemporary artwork which reflects the diversity of its student population and the surrounding neighborhood of Flushing, Queens.
For those who have not yet discovered the treasures hidden behind our walls, we invite you to explore and experience our world of art and culture. To everyone, we promise to continue to offer thought-provoking, diverse, and beautiful exhibitions
What You Will See
It is difficult to predict what the Godwin-Ternbach will feature next in its active schedule of new exhibitions. Recent successful shows have featured topics as diverse as ancient textiles, explorations of Dadaism, a retrospective on political and social activism, and a look at 20th-century architectural achievements in Queens. The museum is impossible to predict and given its association with one of the city's best colleges, has deep expertise across a variety of fields. Plan on returning again and again.
Why You Should Go
Potential visitors to the Godwin-Ternbach are often seduced by the larger Queens Museum just two miles away. But the Godwin-Ternbach was here decades before the Queens Museum opened, a cultural forerunner and artistic anchor in an otherwise residential community. But age alone does not make it a viable alternative to (or, better yet, pairing with) the Queens Museum. Its exhibitions and permanent collection rival many of the midsize museums in other boroughs. You won't regret making the visit.