Herta Klauser Cuneo, established her own reputation as one of the greatest bear trainers of her generation. She and her performing bears were featured in the center ring on the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey show. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
Hermitage Artists, Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo the artists discuss the inspiration for their work, as well as the processes involved. This conversation will be moderated by art consultant Ann Wykell who managed the public art projects for Patriot Plaza.
Kay Rosaire is an eighth generation animal trainer. The Rosaires are known worldwide for their gifted animal training ability, for their work within the entertainment and film industry, and as animal educators. Don’t miss this intriguing, informal and informative interview session.
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!
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.