In the wake of the Second World War, woodblock prints emerged as a channel of diplomacy and friendship between Japan and the U.S. Japan’s print artists found new patrons among members of the Allied occupation and they traveled abroad to teach, study, and introduce their work to audiences all over the world.
Drawn from the superb collections of the Stibbert Museum in Florence, Italy, this extraordinary exhibition reveals the figure of the knight in the Middle Ages and Renaissance through over 80 exquisite objects, including full suits of armor, helmets, corselets, swords, and other weaponry.
Imagery of knights in shining armor are woven throughout the history of American popular culture. Founded with the democratic values of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, from its beginning, the United States has idealized the traits of courage, piety, and civility that are embodied in images of knights.
This new exhibition presented inside the Arthur F. Searing Wing in the Museum of Art brings together artworks from The Ringling’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art and selections from Keith D. and Linda L. Monda’s collection.
Order Systems, the first US solo museum exhibition by Natasha Mazurka, debuts a new body of paintings, embossings, and site-specific installations using textured layers of colored vinyl.
This exhibition showcases over 140 superb examples drawn from the internationally-renowned holdings of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and private collections. The Fabric of India illustrates the variety, technical sophistication, and adaptability of Indian textiles from the fifteenth to the twenty-first centuries.