"Hold Your Horses, The Circus is Coming": Vintage posters on display at Tibbal's Learning Center

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, step right up! Vintage posters at the Circus Museum on the Ringling Museum grounds in Sarasota will recall that nostalgic invitation from megaphoned barkers beckoning from the Big Top. (Or at least recall movies we have seen of those bygone circuses.) Such posters were the main way to announce a circus' arrival to town in the early 20th century, and this particular group spotlights horses and their circus riders. For some reason, most seem to be women. "Hold Your Horses, The Circus is Coming" is at the Circus Museum's Tibbal's Learning Center at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, through Nov. 6. ringling.org or (941) 359-5700.

"Hold Your Horses, The Circus is Coming": Vintage posters on display at Tibbal's Learning Center 08/26/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 5:30am]

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