March First Friday: Coney Island


Friday March 3 from 6 to 8:00 p.m.

Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) is pleased to present a preview of NEH on the Road’s traveling exhibition Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland for First Friday March 3 from 6–8:00 p.m. at 2018 Baltimore in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District.

For more than 150 years, Coney Island, a strip of sand at the mouth of New York Harbor, has occupied a singular place in the American imagination. From a beginning as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an amusement and entertainment mecca for the masses, to its struggle for renewal in recent decades, an extraordinary array of artists have viewed Coney Island as a microcosm of the American experience. Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland brings to life the excitement of Coney Island, showing visitors how its magnetic world of attractions has become a touchstone for American mass culture and popular recreation.

This exhibition preview will feature objects and photographs in M-AAA’s Convening Space and will conclude after First Friday. Don’t miss it!