What makes people decide to collect things? We'll read a story and chat about collections and Cabinets of Curiosities. We'll also go on a scavenger hunt in Mac Premo's Dumpster Project!
Throughout the world, the fan has served a variety of uses, from cooling device to fashionable accessory, reflecting functions and designs appropriate to their countries. In this Walk and Talk, we will discuss the exhibition Fan-tastic, a display of fans from Europe and Asia from the Ringling’s permanent collection.
The partnership of Carrère and Hasting created some of the finest residences of the Gilded Age, drawing on a rich vocabulary of architectural styles and landscape designs to suit the taste and lifestyle of their elite clientele.
Mother’s Day will be just around the corner; join museum staff in an exploration of motherly love in the Ringling’s permanent collection. We will examine the joys and the extremes of filial obligations, highlighting some famous—or notorious—mothers and children.
Inside the Vault is a quarterly lecture series that explores the significance of The Ringling Art Library’s unique collections. This program will be presented by Matt Knight, Coordinator of Special Collections at the University of South Florida.
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.
Walk along with Ringling Director of Library Services, Elisa Hansen, and explore several 17th century still life paintings with the subject of edible objects (aka food!), discuss their purpose, style, iconography, and learn something about the eating habits of the period.
Join us for this in-gallery dialog between photographic artist Builder Levy and Curator Chris Jones. Together they will introduce you to Appalachia USA and discuss artistic and curatorial choices that shaped the exhibition.
In this Conversation, Builder Levy will present an overview of his career with a particular emphasis on his dedication to capturing the culture of coal-mining Appalachia.
Discover unexpected similarities between early museums and modern circuses, and see how both used curiosities to appeal to their respective audiences. This Gallery Walk & Talk will be led by Museum Staff.