Historic, artistic carrousel animal exhibit is July 16 - Aug. 27

A stunning exhibition of historic, hand-carved carrousel animals that are both works of art and cultural icons will be shown at the Henry Madden Library from July 16 to Aug. 27, 2011. Forty-four horses and other animals, plus displays on carrousel history, construction and popular culture, will be featured in the second- and third-floor Peters ellipse spaces.

Note: The Fresno State exhibit will be open during Library hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays (beginning July 26), and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays (July 30, Aug. 6, 13, and 27). Admission is free. You do not need to book a tour in order to view the exhibition. You may view the exhibition during normal library hours of operation.

Animals for the Fresno State display are part of the collection of Larry Freels of Fresno, considered one of the world’s best. Freels has been collecting carrousel animals for 47 years.


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    Bring your friends and family to the carrousel exhibition at the Henry Madden Library at Fresno State. Learn about the carrousel artists, history, and more!

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    Download the exhibition poster or have fun coloring your choice of two carrousel designs for the kids!

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