Sells Floto Circus

Sells Floto Circus, Erma Ward. Courtesy of Milner Library, Special Collections – Circus and Allied Arts.

University Galleries is participating in Normal 1-5-0, the celebration of the Town of Normal’s 150th anniversary.

University Galleries is partnering with Milner Library and a private collector to display circus-related items September 11–13, 2015. The mini-exhibition will include a hand-painted circus banner created by Urbana-based artist/curator Glen C. Davies for University Galleries’ 2011 Magnificent Menagerie exhibition and 12 reproductions of original circus posters from Milner Library, Special Collections – Circus and Allied Arts. On Saturday only, the display will also include original costumes from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1952 film, The Greatest Show on Earth.

This event is free and open to the public. University Galleries is located at 11 Uptown Circle, at the intersection of Broadway and Beaufort streets. Parking is available in the garage directly above University Galleries. It is free for the first hour and $1 each additional hour.

University Galleries’ hours for this event are 9:30 a.m.–5 p.m. on Friday, and 12–4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.