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Key words: 'Visions of an American Dreamland' (this phrase)
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MR-265799-19

Park City Historical Society and Museum (Park City, UT 84060-5153)
Courtney Titus (Project Director: November 2018 to present)

NEH on the Road: Coney Island

Create humanities programs supplementing the exhibition "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland" for tourist and local audiences. Programs may include oral history, lectures and panel discussions that connect our audience to Park City stories. These regular and informal gatherings will be designed to appeal to those who experienced the town’s recent history and newcomers wishing to learn more and connect to the community.

Project fields:
U.S. History

Program:
NEH on the Road

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$1,000 (approved)
$1,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2019 – 5/31/2019


MR-260964-18

Foundation for the Reading Public Museum (Reading, PA 19611-1425)
John Graydon Smith (Project Director: December 2017 to present)

NEH on the Road: Coney Island

This request is for funds to support humanities programs that will supplement RPM's planned Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland exhibition. With the close proximity of Coney Island to our community, along with the host of timeless attractions that can be found in our area and beyond, escapism, exoticism, thrills, and spectacle are common threads that link many of the stories of Coney Island to places of amusement in our own region. Our goal is for visitors to walk away with a better understanding of the true skill and craft that went into the making of nostalgic rides like carousels and bumper cars as well as having guests leave with the sense of community at these shared moments of childhood and nostalgia for a different time and place.

Project fields:
Arts, General

Program:
NEH on the Road

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$1,000 (approved)
$1,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2018 – 8/31/2018


GI-50540-13

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (Hartford, CT 06103-2911)
Robin Jaffee Frank (Project Director: August 2012 to present)

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

Implementation of a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history of Coney Island and its depiction in art and popular culture over the last 150 years.

"Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008" will be the first major art exhibition to investigate America's playground as a place and an idea, from its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, to the closing of its last amusement park, Astroland, following decades of urban decline. The exhibition will feature approximately 140 objects--many of them revered icons of American art--including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, architectural artifacts, and exuberant carousel animals. A world-famous resort and a national cultural symbol, Coney Island has inspired not only groundbreaking art, but also music, literature, and films. Therefore, in this multimedia exhibition, works of art will be supplemented by film clips, sound recordings, and ephemera that will immerse visitors in the popular culture of Coney Island.

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Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2013 – 12/31/2015


GE-50277-10

Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Robin Jaffee Frank (Project Director: January 2010 to present)

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008

Planning for a traveling exhibition, a catalog, and public programs about the history of Coney Island and its depiction in art and popular culture over the last 150 years.

The Yale University Art Gallery requests $40,000 to plan Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861???2008. It will be the first major art exhibition to explore America???s iconic playground as a place and an idea, from its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, to the closing of its last amusement park.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Planning Grants

Division:
Public Programs

Total amounts:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2010 – 10/31/2011