Don’t worry. The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art online collections contain much more than just posters featuring terrifying demonic clowns. Although there are some fascintating artifacts of circus history, the Ringlings were collectors of a plethora of art treasures. In fact, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has an internationally recognized collection of more than 10,000 objects, dating from ancient to contemporary times.
The metadata is minimal, but effectively credits the artist, provides a data and some context. The collection site is well organized by category as well. And, if you happen to find yourself in Sarastoa, Florida you can visit in person to see it all.