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Freak Show Opens 'Side Show' Exhibit At Yale

Freak Show Opens 'Side Show' Exhibit At Yale

Coney Island amusement park had a sideshow. And the Wadsworth Atheneum’s upcoming Coney Island exhibit has a side show, too.

The Atheneum in Hartford will open "Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008" on Jan. 31. Meanwhile, an exhibit called "Side Show" has debuted at the Yale School of Art Gallery at 32 Edgewood St. in New Haven on Jan. 13, featuring an actual sideshow with  performances by magician Ricky Jay and entertainers Johnny Fox and The Great Fredini.

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