Traveling show: Coney Island in Brooklyn

Two pieces included in:
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861-2008
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, November 20, 2015 – March 13, 2016

From the home museum’s website “…the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on American culture over a period of 150 years. An extraordinary array of artists viewed Coney Island as a microcosm of the American experience, from its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, to the closing of Astroland Amusement Park following decades of urban decline.” Feel like you are there by reading a thorough review in Art in America’s October 2015 issue, with a follow-up as-told-to piece by Kereszi from February 2016.

If you are not in the area, catch it on its national tour:
McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, May 11, 2016 – September 11, 2016

And please visit a concurrent show at the Coney Island Museum:
Sodom by the Sea Salon
On view November 7, 2015 through February 6, 2016
Reception is Saturday November 7 from 2 to 4:30 pm.
1208 Surf Avenue
Brooklyn, NY

Posted on 5 October 2015