Under the Big Top

Exhibition Website

Jun 11 2016 - Apr 18 2016

Captivating audiences of all ages for two centuries, the spectacle of the circus has also inspired visual artists to capture the sensational experience that transcends language and nationality. 

Animals, acrobats, clowns, and enthralled spectators are all depicted in their graceful, comedic, and death-defying glory through diverse media by internationally renowned artists such as Cindy Sherman, Edgar Britton, and Walt Kuhn, and – featured in the center ring – the shimmering series Le Cirque by Marc Chagall.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • International
  • Culture / Lifestyle
  • Marc Chagall
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Walt Kuhn
  • Edgar Britton

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