A New Queens College Exhibition, Understatements: Lost and Found in Asian America, Explores the Evolution of Asian American Identity, September 28 – January 6, 2023

September 2, 2022, Flushing, NY—A new exhibition at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College, Understatements: Lost and Found in Asian America, on view from September 28 through January 6, 2023, will explore the evolving layers of identity represented by the term “Asian American.” Expressing themselves through such mediums as sculpture, painting, video, and paper, the eight artists in Understatements encourage intimate, yet impactful interpretations of their work. The exhibition is the inaugural presentation made possible by the Thomas Chen Family/Crystal Windows $1.1 million endowment to help establish the Queens College School of Arts and support Asian contemporary art at the college.

The Godwin-Ternbach Museum, a part of Queens College’s Kupferberg Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, presents contemporary and historical exhibitions and programs that provide exciting educational opportunities and aesthetic experiences to the college community and residents of Queens, Manhattan and Long Island. As the only museum in the CUNY system, and the only encyclopedic collection of art and artifacts in the borough housing over 7,000 global objects that date from ancient to modern times, the museum introduces visitors to works they might not otherwise encounter. Virtual and in-person programs complement and interpret the art on view to serve the needs and interests of local and international communities. All exhibitions and programs are free.

Maria Matteo

Media and College Relations