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Coney Island Symposium: An Intersection of Art & Identity

When:
February 28, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
2015-02-28T09:00:00-05:00
2015-02-28T17:00:00-05:00
Cost:
$30/$25 members/$15 students
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.)

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