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Coney Island Exhibition Comes to SDMA July 11th

Visions of an American Dreamland Comes to Life July 11th

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 is the first major museum exhibition to explore the lure of this legendary playground through the lens of art.  Paintings, drawings, prints, posters, and assorted artifacts will bring this special exhibit to life at the San Diego Museum of Art. The exhibit is set to open this week, July 11th.  

From its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy to its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, Coney Island has been viewed as a microcosm of the American experience by an extraordinary array of artists, including John Henry Twachtman, William Merritt Chase, Reginald Marsh, Walker Evans, and Red Grooms.  In addition to the work of these artists, sound recordings and film clips will bring to life the excitement of Coney Island, which occupies not only a strip of sand in Brooklyn but also a singular place in the American imagination.

This exhibition is accompanied by several related events including Art After Hours when the Museum will be open on Friday evenings until 8:00 p.m., July 17 through September 11.

You can view the Coney Island exhibit at SDMA July 11, 2015 through October 13, 2015

Grab a general admission ticket, here.

Exhibit Details: 

Through October 13, 2015

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

The San Diego Museum of Art

A place and an idea, Brooklyn’s boardwalk hits the West Coast with this exhibition featuring 150 years of paintings, photographs, and ephemera from America’s favorite playground. Visit Balboa Park after dark for Art After Hours (Fridays, July 17-Sept. 11), enjoy an evening outside during Film in the Garden (Select Mondays), and more. Details at

Coney Island Exhibition Comes to SDMA July 11th

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