You be the Judge
January 17 - May 10, 2009
This exhibition aims to provide visitors with opportunities to develop skills in looking at works of art, with the ultimate goal of becoming more active viewers. Using works of art from the Ringling’s permanent collection – many of which may not be familiar even to frequent visitors – the exhibition presents the visitor with sets of pairs that illustrate fundamental ideas about art, including the role and meaning of condition, size, color, expression, feeling, and detail. Texts accompanying these pairs will provide a guided looking experience, inviting visitors to compare and contrast the works. By learning to be a good “judge” of the quality and condition of works of art, visitors will deepen their understanding and enjoyment of art.