Calendar of Events

May
12
Tue
Coney Island Conversation at NYPL
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coney Island Conversation at NYPL

Take the opportunity to visit the New York Public Library for a conversation inspired by Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008. Guests will hear firsthand from Robin Jaffee Frank, the Wadsworth Atheneum’s Chief Curator and Krieble Curator of American Paintings and Sculpture, Terry Carbone, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Charles Denson, Executive Director of the Coney Island History Project, Charles Musser, Profesor of Film & Media Studies at Yale University, and special guest artist Red Grooms. The panel will discuss the allure and excitement of Coney Island, which occupies not only a strip of sand in Brooklyn, but also a singular place in the American imagination.

This event takes place at the New York Public Library.

Red Grooms, Weegee 1940, 1998–99, acrylic on paper, Private Collection. Image Courtesy Marlborough Gallery, New York; © 2013 Red Grooms/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

 

May
16
Sat
Tour: Coney Island
May 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

May
17
Sun
Gallery Talk: America’s Playground
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Milton Avery, The Steeplechase, Coney Island, 1929, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Sally M. Avery, 1984 (1984.527). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, New York; © 2013 Milton Avery Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Milton Avery, The Steeplechase, Coney Island, 1929, oil on canvas, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Sally M. Avery, 1984 (1984.527). Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Image source: Art Resource, New York; © 2013 Milton Avery Trust/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Join Robin Jaffee Frank, Chief Curator and Exhibition Curator of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, to find out how America’s playground inspired an extraordinary array of artists for generations.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

 

Musical Performance: A Coney Island of the Mind
May 17 @ 1:00 pm

West Hartford composer Anthony Cornicello conducts his  jazz-inspired chamber work for voice, small ensemble, and electronics. Composed in 2008, the piece uses six poems from A Coney Island of the Mind by American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Cornicello is Professor of Music at Eastern Connecticut State University. Presented in conjunction with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland.

This event is held in the museum’s Aetna Theater, and is free with museum admission.

Sunday Serenades: Copland & Coney Island
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join us in the galleries for a chamber music concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra as they perform a musical counterpart to Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, including Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Themes, Copland’s Two Pieces and Dohnanyi’s Sextet, Op. 37. Featuring Concertmaster Leonid Sigal.

Purchase tickets online or call 860-987-5900.

The Sunday Serenades Chamber Music Series is made possible, in part, by the Helen M. Saunders Charitable Foundation Music Endowment at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Presented with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

Tour: Coney Island
May 17 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

May
23
Sat
Tour: Coney Island
May 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

May
24
Sun
Tour: Coney Island
May 24 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

May
30
Sat
Tour: Coney Island
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.

 

May
31
Sun
Tour: Coney Island
May 31 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board
Reginald Marsh, Wooden Horses, 1936, Tempera on board

Join a museum docent for a tour of Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008.

Free with admission; meet by the Museum Shop.