Passengers can experience immersive art experiences while travelling through JFK International Airport’s Terminal 4, as JFKIAT – the operator of Terminal 4 – expands the T4 Arts & Culture Program to present a curated, ongoing series of installations, exhibits and performances throughout the year that represent the full New York City experience, from local art to food, culture and beyond.
JFKIAT formed a new committee to facilitate the T4 Arts & Culture Program, including the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), Delta Air Lines, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Terminal Four Airline Consortium.
“As a Queens-based business and the gateway to New York City for millions of people, it is important to us that we foster a vibrant, welcoming environment within our terminal that truly embodies and celebrates the diverse communities around us,” said Roel Huinink, President and CEO, JFKIAT. “The T4 Arts & Culture Program will connect passengers to New York City in the same way that Terminal 4 connects travellers to the world through an immersive art and cultural experience. We are so proud to collaborate with the Museum of the City of New York, Delta Air Lines, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Terminal Four Airline Consortium to bring this vision to life.”
The expansion of the T4 Arts & Culture Program begins with the unveiling of MCNY’s inaugural triennial photography exhibition, titled ‘New York Now: Home’. Coinciding with the opening of the exhibition, which is on view at MCNY through 27 August, the T4 Arts & Culture Program is presenting a Queens-based digital installation focusing on artists who live in Queens or who make Queens the subject of their work. ‘New York Now: Home’ examines contemporary ideas of ‘home’, highlighting the dwellings and experiences of New Yorkers. Each piece demonstrates the meaning of ‘home’ to the individuals who are featured, encompassing a variety of viewpoints as diverse as the city itself, and inviting viewers to engage with the city through a new perspective.
“This new immersive art experience aims to engage and educate travellers on various experiences living in the surrounding borough of Queens, New York,” said Teresa Rizzuto, General Manager, John F. Kennedy International Airport. “Integrating three local artists native to Queens provides a first-hand look at the area and subjects of each of their works. We urge those who pass through Terminal 4 to take some time to stop and view these unique works of art to get a sense of what Queens has to share.”
‘New York Now: Home’ will be presented in Terminal 4 through May 2023.