collection includes a display of Tiffany glass, paintings by
Salvador Dali, crime scene photographs from the Daily News
archives, and more than 6,000 artifacts from the 1939 and 1964
Multi-culturalism is the focus of most of the museum’s special
programming, and exhibitions have included Across the Pacific:
Contemporary Korean and Korean American Art; Out of India:
Contemporary Art of the South Asian Diaspora; and Modern
Odysseys: Greek American Artists of the 20th Century.
Inside scoop: The museum is located in the New York City
Building, which was constructed for the 1939 World’s Fair.
From 1946 to 1950, the venue hosted the United Nations General
Assembly, which created the state of Israel in British-occupied
Palestine in 1947. While still in Queens, the entity also dealt with
the Indian Independence Act of 1947, which dissolved the British
Indian Empire, and created the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights, which decrees that all human beings are born free and
equal in dignity and rights.
Address: Between the Grand Central Parkway and the Unisphere
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