Discover unexpected similarities between early museums and modern circuses, and see how both used curiosities to appeal to their respective audiences. This Gallery Walk & Talk will be led by Museum Staff.
Inside the Vault explores the significance of The Ringling Art Library’s unique collections. This program will be presented by Jennifer Friedman, Instruction and Research Services Librarian at the Ringling College of Art and Design and Bridget Elmer, Coordinator of the Letterpress and Books Arts Center.
In addition to the thrills and skills displayed in the Big Top, the American circus brought the sights, sounds and smells of exotic far-away places to big cities and small towns alike. Join us for this discussion with Museum staff members and illustrated by photos and circus posters from the Ringling Collection.