Torea Frey

Editor, writer, photographer, observer on the street.

Through Flushing Meadows to QMA

Today, the Queens Museum of Art hosted the opening reception for our friend Niyeti's latest piece, A Script for a Landscape, a site-specific work she installed in a gallery on the QMA's second floor. If you've never been to the museum, it's well worth the trek on the 7 train; Niyeti's piece will be up through mid-August, and you can of course check out the Panorama, the Neustadt collection of Tiffany glass, and artifacts that recall the 1939 New York World Fair. QMA is also supporting Tania Bruguera's Immigrant Movement International, an exploration of politics and art with regard to immigration in New York.

The museum is a bit off the beaten path, but if the sun is shining, nothing beats the walk between the Mets-Willets Point 7 station; a 10-minute walk through Flushing Meadows Corona Park and you're there. Glances of what I saw along the way:

Textures and lines at a yard where trains idle

Crossing the slatted overpass to enter the park

Venus mosaic in what is now called David Dinkins Circle

Pickup games aplenty

A shiny silver sculpture

And, of course, the Unisphere in all its glory (I saw a few pairs of shoes that had been flung onto its frame; I suppose people must pull that stunt all the time)