Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861 – 2008 Now through October 13, 2015
My hubby and I attended Culture and Cocktails: Coney Island theme at The San Diego Museum of Art on August 6th. What a fun date night! The museum transformed into Brooklyn’s boardwalk with Coney Island “Freakshow” and SKYY Vodka cotton candy flavored cocktails, multi flavored popcorn, a roller coaster photo booth and entertaining street performers. It was definitely a true summer soiree. We had a great time getting our fortunes told, photographs taken, and munching on some gourmet candies. The hubby and I look forward to checking out the next Culture and Cocktails event.
The Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 art exhibit itself was just as entertaining. It included a five-foot tall Cyclops head from the Coney Island’s “Spook-A-Rama” ride that survived Hurricane Sandy, hand-painted carousel horses from the early 1900’s and vintage photographs and vivid artwork of the good old days at the beach on Coney Island. Be sure to check out the exhibit for yourself, which is on display now until October 13, 2015.
“For five cents Coney Island will feed you, frighten you, cool you, toast you, flatter you, or destroy your inhibitions.” Fortune Magazine, 1938
The San Diego Museum of Art
1450 El Prado in Balboa Park
San Diego, Calif., 92101.
General Information, (619) 232-7931
Youth (age 7-17) $4.50,
Senior (65+) $9,
College Student $8
Resident Free Tuesday: The San Diego Museum of Art offers free admission to San Diego County Residents on the third Tuesday of every month. A valid ID is required for admission.
Mon., Tue., Thurs., Fri., Sat.- 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun.- 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
I received media passes to Culture & Cocktails. All opinions are my own.