99x: Cirque Americana

Event Details
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Springfield Art Museum
6 - 7 PM Sponsor Hour; 7 - 9 PM General Admission
Sponsorships begin at $100
General Tickets $35 (on sale August 24); $45 at the door

Please join us for 99x: Cirque Americana as we transform YOUR Art Museum into a fantastical fairground of living art tableaux and magical performances - from the hottest local artists, tastemakers, and trendsetters - all inspired by classic American circus acts and attractions.

This year's event raises funds to restore works in our collection by noted Regionalist Ben Messick. Originally from Strafford, Messick earned his fame in Los Angeles as a sketch artist for Disney and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and as a painter of urban American street scenes. His circus drawings, paintings, and lithographs - particularly his clown studies - became his trademark work.

Join the revelry at this three-ring ritz that you won't want to miss! Creative cocktail attire encouraged. #99xCirque
99x Cirque Americana logo with Messick painting
Ben Messick, The White Face Clown, ca. 1975, oil on canvas board. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum.
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Listing Deadlines: Save The Date - June 29, Invitation - July 27, Look Book - August 27