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.
Critical to the success of any circus is advertising. For centuries, banners have been used to promote the show and the star performers. These restored banners were created by Frans De Vos (1880 – 1936), a prolific scene designer who lived in Balegem, Belgium.
Joseph’s Coat Skyspace is a triumph of technology, engineering and aesthetics. The Skyspace, created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell, is a gathering place for contemplation, and sustained experience.
Drawn from the Ringling's permanent collection of photographs, rare books, and works on paper, Expressive Bodies surveys the ways in which artists have conceived of the human form over four centuries in Western art.
Over 100 years after Marcel Duchamp changed the course of Western art by joining two ordinary objects, a bicycle wheel and a stool, together, contemporary artists make widespread use of the everyday.
Live music, art and atmosphere in the Museum of Art Courtyard! This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Select Galleries will be open until 11:00pm.
The human form has been the preoccupation of countless artists over time. Join museum staff for an introduction to the special exhibition Expressive Bodies, a selection of four centuries of works on paper and photographs from the Ringling’s permanent collection.
Join us for fun and dancing in the beautiful Museum of Art Courtyard. Music will be provided by DeLeon Entertainment. This event is included with Art After 5 Admission. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.
To some, garbage is more than just junk on the street; as displayed in the exhibition Re:Purposed. Museum staff will lead an introductory discussion of this exhibition considering the importance of material in the creation of works of art.
Live music, art and atmosphere in the Museum of Art Courtyard! This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. We’ll even leave the lights on in the galleries late-night.