Gallery Talk: Coney Island Revealed

When:
April 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2015-04-10T12:00:00-04:00
2015-04-10T13:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free with admission
Marie Roberts, A Congress of Curious Peoples, 2005, acrylic on unstretched canvas, Collection of Liz and Marc Hartzman
Marie Roberts, A Congress of Curious Peoples, 2005, Acrylic on unstretched canvas, Collection of Liz and Marc Hartzman

In conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, professional carousel carver and band organ restorer Bob Yorburg gives a behind-the-scenes look at the real Coney Island, exploring why Freud, Thomas Edison, and many others found it to be one of the most fascinating places on earth.

Yorburg’s work is highly influenced by the whimsical designs we see in 19th-century amusement arts from Coney Island. He is also a professional magician who helps curate Coney Island History Project‘s Coney Island History Day.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.