The Kotler Collection is comprised of works by many of the leading glass artists in the American and European traditions. This exhibition will present an overview of the gift and will include works by Nicolas Africano, Silvia Levenson, Peter Hora, and Stanislav Libensky among many others.
This site specific installation, Fat Boy, is the latest in Leonard Ursachi's series of "bunker" sculptures. Fat Boy is located on the The Ringling’s Millennial Tree Trail and will be exhibited through June 2014.
Typically classed as a “new media” artist, this survey of his work will demonstrate that DuBois operates at the intersections of the visual, the performative, and the time-based mirroring our collective 21st century experience in a world dominated by the hypertext of globalized information.
Featuring posters from the Tibbals Collection, this exhibition examines the life of a circus poster. Printed and posted to announce the coming of the circus, for some posters, a second life began after the circus left town.
In the Streets: Photographing Urban Spaces explores the many ways in which 20th century photographers responded to the rise of the modern metropolis.
Precarious Possessions is an installation of life-sized Victorian furniture recreated in glass sculpture. Each of the three works, Crib, Cradle, and Sideboard with Blue China represents a particular moment in our lifespan and reminds us of our ties to the objects which define us through societal conventions.
This ground-breaking exhibition spotlights some of the world's most notorious con artists, illuminating their dubious legacies, and examining how their talents, charm, and audacity beguiled and assaulted the art world for much of the 20th century through the present day
Ethnological congresses, menageries and side shows were among the attractions associated with the tented traveling circuses from their earliest days. An astounding group of lithographs illustrate the importance of such secondary attractions to the advertising of American traveling shows.
This exhibition displays works on paper that represent the significance of human and animal exhibition, as well as balloon flight - domains where this crossover between education and entertainment was most palpable.
The Ringling and Thomas Chimes have had a long history together as the museum organized the first survey exhibition of his work in 1968. On view will be the impressive Ringling Mural measuring some 17 feet across accompanied by preparatory studies and a selection of characteristic portraits.