This talk by Ringling staff will explore the art and the issues presented in Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898.
Peter Bowron will present Best in Show, The Dog in Art from the Renaissance to Today. Man's best friend has appeared in art since ancient times, but it was during the Renaissance that dogs were first depicted as individuals with distinct personalities.
Explore the physics of pendulums by looking at flying trapeze artists. Then swing into action with some movement activities and messy tire-swing pendulum paintings on the Bolger Playspace. (Weather permitting.)
Using paintings from the Museum’s collection, this talk presented by Ringling staff will explore one of the most popular subjects in the history of art, the narrative of the birth of Christ.
As we’ll learn from our special exhibition Behind Closed Doors, in Spanish colonial Peru, tupus were elaborate silver pins worn to show social status. With tin foil, black shoe polish and some imagination, you, too, can make a tupu!
Christopher Merrill is an American poet, essayist, journalist, and translator currently serving as director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He will read from works that highlight discoveries he has made on the page, in his travels, and in his work at the International Writing Program.
In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, join museum staff in a celebration of adoration and devotion. We’ll examine all types of love—from doting mothers to amorous couples—that give us a history of emotion through art.
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.
Seeing the Unseen presents the work of contemporary photo and video in China, examining the challenges of technology, urban development, and tradition. In this Walk and Talk, we will consider the challenges of artistic development in modern-day China.
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.