The Education Center houses the extensive Art Library that includes more than 500 volumes from John Ringling’s personal collection. It’s also home to our state-of-the-art Conservation Lab where the treasures of the Museum, Ca' d’Zan, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater are preserved and protected. The Education Center provides classroom space for adult and children’s programming that enriches and enlivens interest in art, as well as the offices of Executive Director Steven High and his supporting staff.
The Ringling offers Saturday for Educators throughout the school year. Educators may attend this program to learn about the Ringling's permanent collection and special exhibitions, network with other educators, and refresh their creative spirit.
In addition to the thrills and skills displayed in the Big Top, the American circus brought the sights, sounds and smells of exotic far-away places to big cities and small towns alike. Join us for this discussion with Museum staff members and illustrated by photos and circus posters from the Ringling Collection.
In this Conversation, Builder Levy will present an overview of his career with a particular emphasis on his dedication to capturing the culture of coal-mining Appalachia.
ROAR! is The Ringling Art Library’s family program, designed to engage children ages 4-7 in activities that connect art with early literacy.
The Ringling is offering free Museum Admission to active Military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Please present your current Military ID at the Admissions counter.