Cincinnati Art Museum Presents The Amazing American Circus Poster

. January 4, 2011 . 1 Comment

The Cincinnati Art Museum presents The Amazing American Circus Poster on view February 26, 2011 – July 10, 2011.

Organized by Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Kristin Spangenberg, The Amazing American Circus Poster features 80 circus posters created between 1878 and 1939, along with materials related to circus advertising.

Cincinnati-based Strobridge Lithographing Company, which created all the posters in this exhibition, and became the leading printer for the major circuses of this time. The posters designed and printed by Strobridge were unrivaled for their quality, and contain a detailed portrait of the American circus in its “Golden Age,” when it flourished as a vital institution for cultural entertainment in this country.

This exhibition will travel to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The Amazing American Circus Poster has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.

“The Amazing American Circus Poster has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Because democracy demands wisdom.”

www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org

Category: Fine Art

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