Gallery Exhibit Features Vintage Circus Posters, Sideshow Banners

circusposterExperience the excitement of the circus this summer with Thrills & Chills! The Fantastic World of the American Circus at the Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery. Posters that advertised circus acts and banners giving a teaser to the wonders of sideshows are as colorful as the spectacles they promise and the true focus of this summer’s festive exhibition, which will remain on view in Cohen Memorial Hall until September 4.

The exhibition is free and open to the public, and summer gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 12-4 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.; and closed Sunday and Monday. Beginning Wednesday, August 26, the gallery will assume academic year hours: Monday through Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 1-5 p.m. The Fine Arts Gallery is located in Cohen Memorial Hall, 1220 21st Avenue South, on the western edge of the Peabody College campus.

Thrills & Chills! The Fantastic World of the American Circus is organized by the Fine Arts Gallery and curated by Joseph Mella, director, and Margaret Walker, art curator assistant.

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