Queens Museum to Close Until September 11, Due to Tennis


The Queens Museum.


The US Open is in full swing up at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal both play today! Which is exciting, but all that excitement causes problems for the borough’s leading cultural institution, the Queens Museum. Floods of tennis fans and the heightened security measures this year make access to the museum pretty tough.

So, the museum has decided to close until September 11. Here’s the statement:

As many of you may know, the Museum is located only a few hundred feet from the US Open. Due to the heightened security for the tennis tournament, access to the Museum is affected. As such, we will be closed from Saturday, September 3 until the September 11 conclusion of the tournament.

The museum apologized for the inconvenience, and then offered a bit of good news: On September 18, with all the tennis long over, it will open its Fall show, “Mierle Laderman Ukeles: Maintenance Art.”


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