January 13, 2015 to May 20, 2015

Yale University Art Galleries

“Side Show” presents more than 70 works by 29 artists — including Diane Arbus, Otto Dix, John Waters, and Riva Lehrer — ranging from the mid-18th century to the present. The show includes original sideshow banners, props, promotional cards, photographs, historical ephemera, and works of art inspired by circus and carnival culture from the Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), Yale Medical School Library, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the International Center of Photography, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and private collections."

Many special events, lectures and performances, including opening lectures by Ricky and Jay and performances by "American Horror Story: Freak Show" actor Mat Fraser.