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149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354

Paper Aviary by Marna Chester

On view March 28th – July 12th
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 1 – 4pm (through May)
Starting June 2nd, hours move to Tuesday, Saturday & Sunday, 1-4pm

Artist's Reception (rescheduled): Sunday, June 7th, 2-4pm

Marna Chester says of Flight for Life, her newest work, "The idea is that each bird is quite unique in appearance and gesture, yet they are like a family-- feeding off the same core/nest. The birds are both in fight and flight mode, and also experiencing a range of feelings and objectives. Like people in real life."

Marna Chester is a multidisciplinary artist who shares our fascination with the beauty of birds. Working in paper, she has assembled her sculpted birds making for a veritable gallery aviary at the Museum. And, if one takes a moment to listen, it is even possible to hear the songs and clatter of the birds in the garden.

Meet the artist on Sunday June 7th at a reception from 2-4pm. Earlier that afternoon she will offer a hands-on workshop, Drawing with Scissors to introduce her working methods, utilizing a variety of cutting techniques.

For Tomorrow's YesteryearsCirca 1900

On view from July 25 – September 13, 2015
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Law, the Voelker Orth Museum is exhibiting materials related to the restoration of the 1891 property and its transformation into a museum. Photographs, drawings and collection objects document the process.

House tours are available on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Museum is closed Easter Sunday, Mother's Day and the afternoon of May16th.

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.


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