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Under the Big Top: American Art at the Circus

Presented by Birmingham Museum of Art at Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham

June 13 - November 07

On May 21, 2017, “The Greatest Show on Earth” will come to an end, when Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes after 146 years. Consisting of 11 works of art in a variety of mediums by seven artists, Under the Big Top provides a glimpse at how the circus and its performers—both human and animal—inspired American artists throughout the 20th century.

On May 21, 2017, “The Greatest Show on Earth” will come to an end, when Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus closes after 146 years. Consisting of 11 works of art in a variety of mediums by seven artists, Under the Big Top provides a glimpse at how the circus and its performers—both human and animal—inspired American artists throughout the 20th century.

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Dates & times

Tue, Oct 24 @ 10:00 am Wed, Oct 25 @ 10:00 am Thu, Oct 26 @ 10:00 am + 10 more dates and times

Fri, Oct 27 @ 10:00 am Sat, Oct 28 @ 10:00 am Sun, Oct 29 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Oct 31 @ 10:00 am Wed, Nov 01 @ 10:00 am Thu, Nov 02 @ 10:00 am Fri, Nov 03 @ 10:00 am Sat, Nov 04 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 05 @ 12:00 pm Tue, Nov 07 @ 10:00 am - Less dates

Admission

General Museum admission is free. Admission may be charged for special blockbuster exhibitions.

205-254-2565

Location

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2000 Rev. Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35203

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