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VIRTUAL LECTURE: Coney Island: Dreams and Nightmares

October 28, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Robin Jaffee Frank, PhD, Independent Curator

$10 (Members 10% discount)

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Join Dr. Robin Jaffee Frank, exhibition curator and author of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008, for a captivating look at Coney Island and its iconic place in the history of American art and culture.

Called “America’s Playground,” Coney Island is a world-famous resort and national cultural symbol that has inspired art, music, literature, and film. For over 150 years, artists made images that captured its inception as a watering hole for the wealthy, transformation into the world’s most famous mechanical amusement center, evolution into a mecca for the masses, decline into a disheveled dreamland, and recent revival. The extraordinary array of artists featured include William Merritt Chase, Joseph Stella, Walker Evans, Reginald Marsh, Paul Cadmus, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, George Tooker, Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Patti Smith, and Basquiat.

Dreams & Memories is on view October 1, 2022 – May 14, 2023.

This exhibition has been made possible by the generous support from Connecticut Humanities, the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts, HSB, The Aeroflex Foundation, The David T. Langrock Foundation, Mr. Andy Baxter, Mr. & Mrs. Robert D. Webster, Deborah & Roy Moore, Wayne & Barbara Harms, Bouvier Insurance, Mr. & Mrs. Jeb Embree as well as donors to the Museum’s Annual Fund.

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October 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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