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Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008
Coney Island is 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.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art | January 31, 2015 – May 31, 2015
San Diego Museum of Art | July 11, 2015 – October 13, 2015
Brooklyn Museum | November 20, 2015 – March 13, 2016
McNay Art Museum | May 11, 2016 – September 11, 2016


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Image above: Joseph Stella, Battle of Lights, Coney Island, Mardi Gras (detail), 1913–14, oil on canvas, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Gift of Collection Société Anonyme, 1941.689