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Flying Horses & Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals

Kathryne Beynon Exhibition Hall

June 1 through August 28, 2016

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Carousel figure, collection of Lourinda Bray. Photo by Joanne Wilborn/Marlyn Woo.

PMH is proud to present Flying Horses and Mythical Beasts: The Magical World of Carousel Animals. This exhibition is curated by local conservator and collector Lourinda Bray, featuring material from the renowned Bray Collection. The collection spans the history of carousels, from the mid-19th century to modern day, with many examples from the Golden Age of Carousels, 1861-1920. Menagerie carvings, from Europe, England, the United States and Mexico, of brilliantly painted and gilded horses, lions, elephants, giraffes, sea serpents and more are shown. The Bray Collection also features carousel art, miniatures, posters and postcards, and more.

TICKETS: Admission to the exhibition galleries is $7 per person; Museum members and children under 12 are free. Free parking in the Museum lot and on Walnut Street. Exhibition galleries are open Wednesday through Sunday, Noon to 5:00 pm.