Collection Loan: Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 features Reginald Marsh’s painting Pip and Flip (1932) and double-sided drawing Riders in A Mermaid Tunnel Boat (1946), both from the Terra Foundation collection, exhibited with paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, film clips, ephemera, and artifacts depicting Coney Island attractions. Riders in a Mermaid Tunnel Boat is one of two drawings Reginald Marsh made in 1946 on a single sheet of watercolor paper. At each venue one side of the work will be displayed. The drawing on view will alternate for each venue of the tour.
The exhibition is also on view at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, (January 31–May 31, 2015); the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, (November 20, 2015–March 13, 2016); and the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas, (May 11, 2016–September 11, 2016).