Gallery Talk: Coney Island: A Photographic History

When:
May 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
2015-05-07T12:00:00-04:00
2015-05-07T13:00:00-04:00
Cost:
Free with admission
Homer Page, Coney Island (Couple on Beach), c. 1949, gelatin silver print, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.2112. Photo: John Lamberton; © Homer Page
Homer Page, Coney Island (Couple on Beach), c. 1949, gelatin silver print, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc., 2005.27.2112. Photo: John Lamberton; © Homer Page

Coney Island’s diverse crowds, imaginative architecture, and dazzling attractions have captured the lenses of countless photographers. From Walker Evans to Weegee to Harvey Stein, curator Erin Monroe discusses how the photographic views of “America’s Playground” have changed over time using examples from Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.