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 exciting exhibition features photographic and video works by famous living Chinese artists. Reflecting the innovations of our media age, their art provides a view of the changing Chinese urban landscape.
The lovely ladies of the ring were prime material for advertising with posters illustrating their incredible performances, their classic beauty, and the evolving social construction of femininity in American society.
Joseph’s Coat Skyspace is a triumph of technology, engineering and aesthetics. The Skyspace, created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell, is a gathering place for contemplation, and sustained experience.
Critical to the success of any circus is advertising. For centuries, banners have been used to promote the show and the star performers. These restored banners were created by Frans De Vos (1880 – 1936), a prolific scene designer who lived in Balegem, Belgium.
Experience The Ringling from a different point of view. Tour the “living collections” of the Bayfront Gardens. This walking tour will introduce you to interesting botanical specimens on the estate while providing a historic overview of the development of the estate.
Drawn from the Ringling's permanent collection of photographs, rare books, and works on paper, Expressive Bodies surveys the ways in which artists have conceived of the human form over four centuries in Western art.
Join The Ringling Art Library’s book club, the Literati. Discuss famous authors & art history! The program is FREE and registration is not required.
The fastest-selling production in the Young Vic’s history, Tennessee Williams’ timeless masterpiece “A Streetcar Named Desire” stars Gillian Anderson (“The X-Files”) as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster (“Lone Survivor”) as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby (BBC’s “Great Expectations”) as Stella.
If you are interested in becoming a Ringling Docent, you are invited to attend this Docent Recruitment Open House. At this session, we will answer your questions regarding the Docent program and review the application process.