The Circus Leaves Town this Weekend, Final Days to Clown Around at the Bruce Museum


GREENWICH, CT.- The Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, showcases the delight and wonder of the circus in Circus! Art and Science Under the Big Top, the new exhibition on view through January 9, 2011. Organized by the Bruce Museum, the exhibition illuminates the skillful pageantry and daring feats of this spectacular form of public entertainment and examines its evolution from the 18th century to the modern day. The exhibition features over 65 objects, many on loan from institutions throughout the country. These include authentic swallowing swords and costumes, colorful circus posters, historic photographs, and exquisite fine artworks by world renowned artists such as Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall. Also included are several interactive stations demonstrating the science and mechanics behind performing acts that seem to fly through the air or require impossible balance. Circus! Art and Science Under the Big Top opens w