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.
If you are interested in becoming a Ringling Docent, you are invited to attend this Docent Recruitment Open House. At this session, we will answer your questions regarding the Docent program and review the application process.
Don’t look down! We’ll learn about Chevalier Blondin and other daredevils of tightrope history, play a tightrope game, and make our own tiny tightrope walkers that need to keep their balance on the high wire.
Don’t miss our first quarterly lecture this year, Inside the Vault: Fabulous French Fashion. We’ll flutter through the pages of historical French fashion, as seen in our rare costume books from the 17th century to the present.
The Rose Garden and the Secret Garden at The Ringling provide great opportunities for the staff to work with different varieties of plants as well as the latest methods of ecological pest control. This series of workshops provides the homeowner the knowledge and the know-how to create Florida-friendly landscapes.
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.