Interview: Stephen ESPO Powers on Brooklyn Museum’s Coney Island Extravaganza

Three exhibitions across different galleries depict the wonder, charm and entrepreneurial spirit of NYC's beach scene

Across an impressive three shows (opening today, 20 November 2015) Brooklyn Museum showcases the charm, spirit, strangeness and seediness that is New York’s Coney Island. “Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008” displays 140 diverse works—from paintings of the seaside during the 1870s to Depression-era artworks to current-day creations by the likes of Swoon and NYC graffiti writing royalty Daze. Another show “Forever Coney: …