W.J. “Windy” Morris (photo Kitty Leaken): Bandwagon from The Morris Miniature Circus
Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, 505-476-1200 It has been 30 years since the museum first acquired and exhibited the 3/8-inch scale miniature circus built by W.J. Morris (1904-1978) and donated to the museum in 1984. Morris spent more than four decades constructing the circus. He modeled it on the railroad circuses of the 1930s and used various techniques to create his miniatures including clay modeling, mold-making, and woodcarving. An estimated 100,000 objects including circus animals, horse-drawn wagons, clowns, and other performers make up his newly restored creation. The Morris Miniature Circus: Return of the Little Big Top is on view through Jan. 1, 2017.