Join The Ringling Art Library’s book club, the Literati. Discuss famous authors & art history! The program is FREE and registration is not required.
Don’t look down! We’ll learn about Chevalier Blondin and other daredevils of tightrope history, play a tightrope game, and make our own tiny tightrope walkers that need to keep their balance on the high wire.
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.
ROAR! is The Ringling Art Library’s family program, designed to engage children ages 4-7 in activities that connect art with early literacy.
Paul Binder took an unconventional route to the circus, at least by circus standards. Educated at Dartmouth and Columbia, he eventually made his way to San Francisco, the breeding ground of the counter culture movement in the sixties.
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.
Many artists today regularly use materials that can be considered “garbage” or “trash.” This talk will explore the history of this artistic practice now over one hundred years old and still a mystery to many.
Seeing the Unseen presents the work of contemporary photo and video in China, examining the challenges of technology, urban development, and tradition. In this Walk and Talk, we will consider the challenges of artistic development in modern-day China.
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.