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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