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.
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.)
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.
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!
No figure epitomizes eighteenth-century Europe as effectively as Giacomo Casanova. Journey with Casanova through his Europe and see its art and people through his eyes.
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.
Paul Binder took an unconventional route to the circus, at least by circus standards. Educated at Dartmouth and Columbia, he eventually made his way to San Francisco, the breeding ground of the counter culture movement in the sixties.
Many artists today regularly use materials that can be considered “garbage” or “trash.” This talk will explore the history of this artistic practice now over one hundred years old and still a mystery to many.