Tuesday, June 26, 2012

'Magnificent and Unrivaled Exhibition of Illuminated Chemical Dioramas', a 19th Century 'Optical Entertainment': Lecture with Suzanne Wray at The Coney Island Museum, Thursday, June 28

This Thursday at The Coney Island Museum:
Ask the Experts - Suzane Wray on Magnificent and Unrivaled Exhibition of Illuminated Chemical Dioramas
Date: This Thursday, June 28th
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: The Coney Island Museum, 1208 Surf Ave.
Admission: $5 General Public, Free for Coney Island USA Members.
Advance tickets here

Showman Robert Winter painted chemical dioramas “in the style of Daguerre.” He came to New York in 1843, showing his “chemical paintings” in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and for the next 20 years he traveled widely, eventually adding a magic lantern to his show. Historian Suzanne Wray has been researching Mr. Winter's show for several years and the Coney Island Museum is thrilled to finally be able to share her work with the public. 
You can find out more--and purchase advance tickets--by clicking here.

Image: Le Dyorama, an engraving by Marlet of Daguerre’s Diorama, 1824 found at dwellstudio.com.

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