Mar 11In Focus-Today's Topic: Louisine Havemeyer & Mary Cassatt
Mar 11Talk, reception with sculptor John Bisbee
Mar 13In Focus-Today's Topic: Meet Electra Havemeyer Webb
Mar 14Friday Film: "Home Movie: An American Folk Art"
Mar 15SMArt: Flicks-Muppet Mania
Mar 19Wednesday Workshop: Painting Sap Buckets
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Circus Building is a fanciful horseshoe-shaped structure designed to showcase the hand-carved miniature Arnold Circus Parade, which stretches nearly the full length of the building’s 518 feet. At the entrance is another remarkable display: the intricate, 3,500-piece miniature three-ring Kirk Bros. Circus.
The building also exhibits carousel figures made by the renowned Gustav Dentzel Carousel Company.
An operating vintage carousel operates daily (weather permitting) just outside the Circus Building. Circus Building and the carousel are two of the most popular destinations at the Museum for families.
Completely renovated in 2008, the spruce and cedar building was conceived in the 1950s and completed in 1965. Huge boulders elevate the foundation and serve as the base for a rock garden, and a stone arch beneath the building provides a dramatic backdrop.