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Big top magic

HANOVER, N.H. — For a few fleeting moments, they are just kids again. No clown noses. No pancake makeup. No stilts or silly pratfalls. No calliope music. And no enraptured audience to please. Just kids with athletic bodies under a hot July sun, splashing in the Connecticut River and having the time of [...]

By |2019-08-05T07:47:17-05:00August 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Big top magic

Calder’s Delightful Tiny Circus is Back in Town

Treats keep popping out of the Whitney Museum of American Art like clowns from a Volkswagen. Behold its reinstallation, on view starting June 28th, of one of the most beloved, fun, and radical works of 20th-century American art: Alexander Calder’s completely refurbished, transcendentally joyous Circus. Made between 1926 and 1931, when Calder, the son [...]

By |2019-07-04T00:22:54-05:00July 4th, 2019|2019, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Calder’s Delightful Tiny Circus is Back in Town

Peru circus structures listed among most at risk historic sites

PERU — An historic preservation group has listed two circus barns near Peru as one of the most endangered sites in the state that could be in jeopardy of being lost.Indiana Landmarks last week placed the buildings on its annual 10 Most Endangered list, along with two churches, a hotel, the Pulaski County Courthouse [...]

By |2019-05-03T03:25:02-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Peru circus structures listed among most at risk historic sites

Circus museum leaders optimistic about future

After a successful summer season, Circus World leaders expressed cautious optimism about the future of the state historic site almost one year into its transition to operating under the Wisconsin Historical Society. “I think we’re optimistic that it will be a good thing for the long term,” said Scott O’Donnell, executive director of [...]

By |2018-11-05T08:28:16-05:00November 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Circus museum leaders optimistic about future