Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 is a new multimedia exhibit at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art opening on January 31st. The exhibit will include more than 140 drawings, paintings, photos, prints, architectural artifacts, and carousel animals, as well as a comprehensive overview video.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland will be 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.
You can see the exhibit at the museum until May 31, 2015 with the standard price of admission.