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Coney Island, Visions of an American Dreamland 1861–2008

The first major museum exhibition to explore the lure of this legendary playground through the lens of art. Composed of more than 100 objects, both celebrated icons of American art and rarely seen works, this exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, posters, and assorted artifacts.

From its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy to its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, Coney Island has been viewed as a microcosm of the American experience by an extraordinary array of artists, including John Henry Twachtman, William Merritt Chase, Reginald Marsh, Walker Evans, and Red Grooms. In addition to the work of these artists, sound recordings and film clips will bring to life the excitement of Coney Island, which occupies not only a strip of sand in Brooklyn but also a singular place in the American imagination.

Runs July 17 through September 11.

The Art of Music

Combining works from the museum’s permanent collection with loans from major museums and private collections, The Art of Music offers visitors the rare opportunity to see a variety of works exploring the intersection of music and art by iconic artists, including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Arnold Böcklin, Rufino Tamayo, Chuck Close, William Hogarth, Henri Matisse, Utagawa Hiroshige, Christian Marclay, Oskar Finschinger, and more.

The exhibition is the largest in the museum’s recent history, with more than 200 paintings, sculptures, and photographs, alongside contemporary video, installation and sound art, and musical instruments from around the world.

Runs September 26 through January 5, 2016.

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Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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