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Model of proposed 'Dreamland' theme park
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Sketch for 'Mirrors of the Mind' by Albert Glass
Coney Island is probably best known as being a popular day-out destination for New Yorkers looking for a break from city life. But less familiar to many of us is the Amateur Psychoanalysis Society of Coney Island, founded by one Albert Grass, who wanted to create his own theme park to explain Sigmund Freud's dream theories. As you do.
This art show, which marks the 100 years since Freud himself visited Coney Island, draws its material from the archives of Grass's society, which includes plans for pavillions exploring such concepts as the Unconscious, Dream Factory, Conscience all joined together by the Thought Train. The undertakings of the society show both their serious and humorous side, along with a wish to bring their intellectual interests to life.