Queens College Art Center // 65-30 Kissena Blvd. // Flushing, NY 11367

The art center is part of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College
Hours of operation: Monday through Friday during the academic year
Closed weekends + holidays. Please contact us for intersession + Summer hours.
Queens College Art Center

History of Queens College Art Center

Queens College Art Center, a nimble gallery anchored in Queens and open to the world, is a successor since 1987 of the Klapper Library Art Center that was based in the Queens College Art Library’s gallery founded in 1960. In more than 200 exhibitions to date, it has shown masters like Alice Neel, Joseph Cornell, and Elizabeth Catlett, and introduced scores of artists from around the globe and emerging artists who later went on to major careers. The Art Center focuses on modern and contemporary art, presenting the works of both emerging and established artists in diverse media, in programming expressive of the best of the art of our time.

Art Center exhibitions support the educational and cultural goals of Queens College. The goal of the Queens College Art Center is to provide the means for participating in and upholding a democratic society through learning, adaptation, and critical thinking.


Dr. Suzanna Simor, Director

718.997.3771 | suzanna.simor[at]qc.cuny.edu
Suzanna Simor, Associate Professor, has directed the Queens College Art Center since its founding in 1987 and its predecessor, the Queens College Libraries Gallery, from 1980. She is responsible for planning, program development, utilization of resources, staffing, administration and management, facility, cooperation with the college, community and outside partners, development, public relations, writing, publicity, services. She has presented more than 200 exhibition and numerous related programs, contributed to catalogs, and partnered with institutions local to international. Serving on the Board of Advisors (formerly Trustees) of the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College since 1982, she links the two Kupferberg Center partners. MLS and PhD in Art History, she publishes in art librarianship and in the history of medieval and early modern art. Her book Imaging the Creed is forthcoming from Brepols. She is Head of the Queens College Art Library.


Professor Alexandra de Luise, Curator

718.997.3748 | alexandra.deluise[at]qc.cuny.edu
Alexandra de Luise, Associate Professor, is Curator of Queens College Art Center since 1991. She helps coordinate planning new seasons of exhibits, gallery talks, receptions and other programs along with Assistant Curator and Director. She meets with current and prospective artists, oversees support work related to installation, gallery maintenance, programs, mailings and publicity, and acts as contact person for service points on campus. MA in Art History and MLS, she is Queens College Libraries’ Coordinator of Instructional Services.


Tara Mathison, Curator

718.997.3772 | tara.mathison[at]qc.cuny.edu
Tara Mathison, Adjunct Faculty, is Assistant Curator of Queens College Art Center, where she has curated over 25 artists and 15 exhibitions since 2007. She has almost 15 years' experience curating exhibitions, focusing on contemporary artists and visual culture. An artist herself, she received her MA and MFA in Printmaking while teaching Drawing at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.


Frances Chan, Administration

718.997.3770 | frances.chan[at]qc.cuny.edu