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. Registration for this event is now open.
Inside the Vault is a quarterly lecture series that explores the significance of The Ringling Art Library’s unique collections. Join us for a discussion on the Library and Legacy of The Ringling's first Director, Arthur Everett “Chick” Austin.
Enjoy free admission to The Ringling and other 1400 partcipating museums throughout the United States.
The Ringling has some majestic gardens, but not everywhere can be so lucky. After exploring the grounds and playing poetry games in the garden, we’ll make seed bombs so you can stealthily beautify your neighborhood. This facilitated program connects features of The Ringling campus to hands-on activity.
The early Jesuits believed a picture was worth a thousand words. Instead of describing events in the gospels to potential converts, showing them an illustration was much more powerful and effective. Join us in this discussion with Professor Jean Michel Massing.