Join a Museum educator for a one-hour tour designed for parents or caregivers visiting the museum with an infant. This tour allows for adult discussion within a group that does not mind if a chatty or crying baby joins the conversation. Each ticket includes Museum Admission for one child and up to two adults for the remainder of the day.. Strollers or front baby carriers only, please. Participants should meet at 10 AM in the Museum of Art Lobby. This program is free, however a ticket is required. It includes two adults (also free) per child and museum admission for the rest of the day.
Tour themes vary and may include any of the following:
Several pieces in our collection have changed over time. Some have changed size, some have changed shape, and some have changed in even more dramatic ways! On this stroller tour, we will spend time exploring these objects and how their edits impact the way we perceive them today.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, our Stroller Tour is celebrating women! Our theme this month is Depicting Décolletage. Throughout history, artists have offered us many depictions of breasts: nurturing breasts, seductive breasts, demure breasts, and even breasts bared in rebellion. Join us on this special tour through the Museum of Art to learn more about the significance of breasts through the centuries.
Gluttony and Overindulgence
Heaping platters of food, overflowing wine, and drunken debauchery are prominently featured in some of the paintings here at the museum. Today, we will be exploring why some of these images were created and what message they were intended to impart to their viewers.
Madonna through the Ages
Images of the Madonna and Child have been popular in art for hundreds of years. Today, as we approach the holiday season, we will be looking at the evolution of this motif from the early medieval period onwards.
Step right up! Today, we will explore The Ringling’s Original Circus Museum to learn about amazing animals, courageous human cannonballs, jolly jugglers, and the man who brought them all together to form the greatest show on earth.
Love and Marriage
Love is in the air in February, and love is always on display at The Ringling! Join us to learn about some scandalous love affairs and marvelous marriages on display in the Museum of Art.
I’m Feeling Lucky
Symbols for luck and superstition are present throughout different times and cultures. Today, we will be looking at images that are both meant to bring good luck as well as depictions of lucky people on display in our Center for Asian Art!
Dark clouds hover ominously in the background of many of the paintings here at the museum. Sometimes they are meant to create a feeling of foreboding and other times to show the resilience of the human spirit. This month, we will be looking at images of rain and storms through the Museum of Art.
Flowers and plants adorn many of our paintings and sculpture on display, whether they are draped elegantly in garland, arranged in a vase in a still life, or worn as a crown atop the head in a portrait. Today, we will be exploring the meaning and messages behind some of these flowers.
Family Programs are made possible in part by the generous support of the Koski Family Foundation, The Frances Bourne Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Marvin and Betty Danto Endowment for The Ringling Museum Children’s Programs, and The General Education Endowment for Children and Families.