Coney Island in Ypsilanti
In summer 2017, Ypsilanti, Michigan got a taste of the Coney Island summer experience.
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland features artifacts, ephemera, film clips, and more to bring to life the excitement of a visit to Coney Island over the past 150+ years. Ypsilanti District Library booked the exhibition in their space with the hope of drawing a new or large audience:
Julianne Smith, Assistant Director, reported: “This exhibit was a resounding success. Our attendance was high, and the visitor comments were so positive! People not only came, but returned with friends to share the Coney Island experience. The senior visitors loved reminiscing about their time there, and the youngsters found it both ‘awesome and creepy.’ The carousel horse was such a visual draw—its prominent placement drew people into the gallery who didn’t even know we had an exhibit. Staff loved the inspirational programming that we were able to do. Coney might be our most favorite exhibit ever! It was a beautiful and inspiring to all. The timeline, its representation of America over time, the images, ephemera, music, AV…all of it was beautifully done.”
We love bringing experiences and history to communities across the country. To reach us about booking Coney Island in your town, email MoreArt (at) maaa.org or learn more about our exhibitions here.
Visitor Feedback Sample
“Very cool exhibit. Brought our 2 young daughters (6 and 9) and used this as a great opportunity to teach them about other times and places. Well done!”