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.
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.
In this Family Workshop, young adventurers will investigate Danny Lyon’s photo series, The Bikeriders, and its daring spirit. Exploring individuality and transportation, kids imagine their own vehicle and create it with a myriad of art supplies.
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.
How would you go about planning a sculpture garden? In this Family Workshop, we give it a try as we make terrariums, and then make clay figurines to pose as tiny sculptures inside. For inspiration, we’ll also turn to the sculpture courtyard at the Ringling Museum of Art.