Join The Ringling Art Library’s book club, the Literati. Discuss famous authors & art history! The program is FREE and registration is not required.
ROAR! is The Ringling Art Library’s family program, designed to engage children ages 4-7 in activities that connect art with early literacy.
This talk by Ringling staff will explore the art and the issues presented in Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898.
This week, we draw inspiration from the colorful Lac glass of the Ca’ d’Zan windows. We’ll discuss the process of staining glass, and make our own faux stained-glass sculptures!
Fantastical beasts are in folklore all over the world! We’ll look at a few mythological creatures in the Museum of Art, and invent some of our own.
No figure epitomizes eighteenth-century Europe as effectively as Giacomo Casanova. Journey with Casanova through his Europe and see its art and people through his eyes.
How do artists represent moving bodies? We’ll look at some examples from our special exhibit, Expressive Bodies, as well as some other famous examples. Then we’ll make a project and enjoy some of our own artful movement activities.
Christopher Merrill is an American poet, essayist, journalist, and translator currently serving as director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. He will read from works that highlight discoveries he has made on the page, in his travels, and in his work at the International Writing Program.
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.