First ever QMA NON-GALA broadcast

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In light of the recession, the Queens Museum canceled its annual dinner in favor of a no-cost, no-event, web-based fundraiser.

As  part of this enterprise, we presented a live streaming web auction hosted by QMA Director, Tom Finkelpearl and Special Guest Auctioneer artist, Hope Ginsburg All auction items were be available for free.

Non-monetary bids* were accepted through e-mail, twitter, and over the phone.  To bid we asked you to be enthusiastic, creative, or just plain lucky.

Winning bids included:
LaurieInQueens@QueensMuseum speech: “Give me my statue!”
(give us your 4 word Oscar acceptance speech)
museumnerd@QueensMuseum Meet me under the giant spaceships from Men in Black and we’ll walk over to the Queens Museum!
(I’m your bbf, tell me where you’re going in a cab)

See the post below for more general information about the NON-GALA!


It’s a recession… we’re not having a party.

Donate here and enjoy our online offerings!

Click the video below to find out how you can participate and navigate the site.

Tom Finkelpearl guides you through the NON-GALA site.

Click here to learn more about the NON-GALA

The Queens Museum of Art needs your help!

Click the video below of  Gretchen Werwaiss, President of the Board of Trustees, to find out about the programs you will support by donating.

Click the video of Alan Suna, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, to learn about our honorees.