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.
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.
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. We’ll even leave the lights on in the galleries late-night.
The Ringling Museum of Art has a noteworthy collection of more than 250 fans, some of which are exhibited in these two galleries reflecting the heritage of fans from many parts of the world. One gallery focuses on Asian fan traditions, and one on European fan traditions.
The exhibition Re:Purposed displays the work of artists who use materials many would consider junk. Join museum staff for a consideration of the challenges posed by an exhibition that includes works with such diverse materials.
Join us for fun and dancing in the beautiful Museum of Art Courtyard. Live music will be provided by the Jerry White Swing Band. This event is included with Art After 5 Admission. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.
Did you know that the average museum visitor spends just 30 seconds looking at a work of art? Today, The Ringling is joining museums all over the world to slow down and focus on the art of seeing. You are invited to s l o w l y explore works in the Ringling collection with friends, museum staff, and volunteers.
Join fellow Members and be the first to see two special exhibitions, Trenton Doyle Hancock and Fan-Tastic! There will be light bites and a cash bar. This event is open to all Members at all levels.
Trenton Doyle Hancock is best known for his extended series of visual work that develops the intricate personal mythology of the Mounds and the Vegans, two diametrically opposed universal forces that play out the archetypal battle between good and evil.