This site specific installation, Fat Boy, is the latest in Leonard Ursachi's series of "bunker" sculptures. Fat Boy is located on the The Ringling’s Millennial Tree Trail and will be exhibited through December, 2014.
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 ground-breaking exhibition spotlights some of the world's most notorious con artists, illuminating their dubious legacies, and examining how their talents, charm, and audacity beguiled and assaulted the art world for much of the 20th century through the present day
Ethnological congresses, menageries and side shows were among the attractions associated with the tented traveling circuses from their earliest days. An astounding group of lithographs illustrate the importance of such secondary attractions to the advertising of American traveling shows.
This exhibition displays works on paper that represent the significance of human and animal exhibition, as well as balloon flight - domains where this crossover between education and entertainment was most palpable.
The Ringling and Thomas Chimes have had a long history together as the museum organized the first survey exhibition of his work in 1968. On view will be the impressive Ringling Mural measuring some 17 feet across accompanied by preparatory studies and a selection of characteristic portraits.
Salvator Rosa’s Baroque landscapes have captivated audiences since the seventeenth century. This installation explores the often overlooked figures that appear in those scenes and in his famous series of etchings.
Danny Lyon’s iconic book The Bikeriders is one of the most significant photo-documentary works of Postwar America. Lyon, while still finishing college, began riding with and photographing motorcyclists in Chicago at races and “scrambles.”
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.