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.
The Ringling offers Saturday for Educators throughout the school year. Educators may attend this program to learn about the Ringling's permanent collection and special exhibitions, network with other educators, and refresh their creative spirit.
In 1944, at the age of 14, Ward Hall literally ran away with the circus and has never looked back. In a career that spans 70 years and counting, Ward has earned the title of King of the Sideshow.
The human form has been the preoccupation of countless artists over time. Join museum staff for an introduction to the special exhibition Expressive Bodies, a selection of four centuries of works on paper and photographs from the Ringling’s permanent collection.
Considered by the circus community to be one of the Royal Family of the Circus, the Cristianis' performance history dates back to the 1840's Italy. Hear Victoria Cristiani Rossi talk about both her personal and public life as described in ther book, Spangles, Elephants, Violets and Me: The Circus Inside Out.
To some, garbage is more than just junk on the street; as displayed in the exhibition Re:Purposed. Museum staff will lead an introductory discussion of this exhibition considering the importance of material in the creation of works of art.
The partnership of Carrere and Hastings created some of the finest residences of the Gilded Age, drawing on a rich vocabulary of architectural styles and landscape designs to suit the taste and lifestyle of their elite clientele.
Join leading museum professionals and artists from around the country will convene to discuss the future of museum practice as it relates to artists whose work does not fit neatly into traditional categories.
The exhibition Re:Purposed displays the work of artists who use materials many would consider junk. Join museum staff for a consideration of the challenges posed by an exhibition that includes works with such diverse materials.
Did you know that the average museum visitor spends just 30 seconds looking at a work of art? Today, The Ringling is joining museums all over the world to slow down and focus on the art of seeing. You are invited to s l o w l y explore works in the Ringling collection with friends, museum staff, and volunteers.