"Circus and the City: New York, 1973–2010"

Bard Graduate Center Gallery , Upper West Side Sunday October 28 2012 11:00 - 17:00
Photograph: Courtesy the Bard Graduate Center Gallery
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Photograph: Courtesy the Bard Graduate Center Gallery
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This exhibit examines the public spectacle and its relation to the development of entertainment in New York City. More than 200 artifacts—including posters, photographs and costumes—will be on view, illustrating stories of figures such as John Bill Ricketts, who staged the first circus in New York, and the legendary P. T. Barnum.

Venue name: Bard Graduate Center Gallery
Address: 18 W 86th St
New York
Cross street: Between Central Park West and Columbus Ave
Opening hours: Tue, Wed, Fri–Sun 11am–5pm; Thu 11am–8pm
Transport: Subway: B, C, 1 to 86th St
Price: $7, seniors and students $5
Event website: http://bgc.bard.edu