Jennifer Lemmer Posey

Tibbals Curator of Circus
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art


Jennifer Lemmer Posey is Tibbals Curator of Circus at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. With research interests in the intersection of the circus arts, mass media, and popular culture, she has contributed to the publications The American Circus (Bard Graduate Center and Yale University Press, 2012) and The Amazing American Circus Poster (Cincinnati Art Museum and The Ringling, 2011) as well as such journals as Early Popular Visual Culture (Routledge). From 2013 to 2017 she served as Editor for Bandwagon, the Journal of the Circus Historical Society and was an Advisory Scholar for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival celebrating the Circus Arts in 2017. In addition to her life on the edges of the circus, Jennifer is a wife and mother to three children.


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