Ethnological congresses, menageries and side shows were among the attractions associated with the tented traveling circuses from their earliest days. An astounding group of lithographs illustrate the importance of such secondary attractions to the advertising of American traveling shows.
This exhibition displays works on paper that represent the significance of human and animal exhibition, as well as balloon flight - domains where this crossover between education and entertainment was most palpable.
The lovely ladies of the ring were prime material for advertising with posters illustrating their incredible performances, their classic beauty, and the evolving social construction of femininity in American society.
Heidi Herriott is the third generation of a multi-talented family revered throughout the circus community. Herriott is a horsewoman extraordinaire who specializes in trick horses, liberty and dancing horses. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
Herta Klauser Cuneo, established her own reputation as one of the greatest bear trainers of her generation. She and her performing bears were featured in the center ring on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!
Kay Rosaire is an eighth generation animal trainer. The Rosaires are known worldwide for their gifted animal training ability, for their work within the entertainment and film industry, and as animal educators. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Holidays!
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy New Year!