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Feb
27
Fri
Tour: Highlights
Feb 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a museum docent for a Highlights Tour of the collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

Coney Island USA presents the Coney Island Circus Sideshow
Feb 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

coney-island-Circus-Sideshow_webKick off the Coney Island Symposium with Coney Island USA Artistic Director Dick Zigun and the Coney Island Circus Sideshow!

Straight from Coney Island USA, get set for a hair-raising performance including a live Burmese python, an electric chair, a bed of nails, a sword swallower, and more! (For mature audiences; contains adult material.)

The evening’s schedule is as follows:

Tickets
Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets also available at the door. (Does NOT include admission to the Coney Island Symposium on February 28.)

TICKET DISCOUNT! 
Purchase a combo ticket for the Circus Sideshow and Symposium and SAVE!

 

Feb
28
Sat
Coney Island Symposium: An Intersection of Art & Identity
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Red Grooms, Weegee 1940, 1998–99, acrylic on paper, Private Collection. Image Courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York; © 2013 Red Grooms/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Red Grooms, Weegee 1940, 1998–99, acrylic on paper, Private Collection. Image Courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York; © 2013 Red Grooms/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

This interdisciplinary symposium will investigate major themes and questions central to the exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland. Continental breakfast and lunch included.

Download the complete Coney Island Symposium Program Schedule.

The day begins with a keynote address by Chief Curator and Exhibition Curator Robin Jaffee Frank, followed by a series of intriguing panel discussions and a special presentation on the Coney Island History Project.

Panel Discussions

  1. Nightmares and Fantasies: Painting Coney Island - a conversation among artists represented in the exhibition
  2. Race and Identity at Coney Island 
  3. Coney Island on the Silver Screen – exploring Coney Island’s starring role in cinema

Panelists & Presenters

Tickets
Purchase tickets online or call (860) 838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 4:30 pm. (Does NOT include admission to Coney Island Circus Sideshow on February 27.)

TICKET DISCOUNT! 
Purchase a combo ticket for the Circus Sideshow and Symposium and SAVE!

 

Tour: Contemporary Art
Feb 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

contemporary1Join a museum docent for a tour of the newly reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Tour: Highlights
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a museum docent for a Highlights Tour of the collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

Tour: Coney Island
Feb 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of the special exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Mar
1
Sun
Tour: Contemporary Art
Mar 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

contemporary1Join a museum docent for a tour of the newly reinstalled Contemporary Art galleries.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

Tour: Highlights
Mar 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join a museum docent for a Highlights Tour of the collection. Meet by the Museum Shop.

Highlights Tours are offered Wednesday through Sunday at 1 pm and are free with admission.

Music & Movies with Alloy Orchestra
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Speedy, 1928

In conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, watch the classic Coney Island silent films, Lonesome and Speedy, with live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra.

Lonesome: Two lonely people meet and enjoy the thrills of Coney Island. 1928. USA. 69 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Pal Fajos. Starring Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon.

Speedy: After losing his job, Speedy spends the day with his girlfriend at Coney Island. 1928. USA. 85 min. Not Rated. B&W. Silent. Directed by Ted Wilde. Starring Harold Lloyd, Ann Christy.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-838-4100 Wednesday through Sunday, between 10 am and 4:30 pm.

Doors open 1 pm. Open seating.

 

Tour: Coney Island
Mar 1 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of the special exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.