Date(s) - 05/07/2013 - 09/16/2013
During the early twentieth century, stars of the American circus were among the most idolized celebrities of the day. Their portraits and depictions of their marvelous feats of grace, agility, and bravery were used to sells tickets as circuses moved from town to town. A selection of posters, dating from the 1910’s through the 1940’s feature some of the most famous faces ever seen in the center ring. These images portraying the stars of the American circus in the early 20th Century are on view at the Ringling Museum May 7 – September 16. Visit ringling.org or call (941) 359-5700 for information.