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.
This exciting exhibition features photographic and video works by famous living Chinese artists. Reflecting the innovations of our media age, their art provides a view of the changing Chinese urban landscape.
Behind Closed Doors: Art in the Spanish American Home, 1492–1898 is the first major exhibition in the United States to explore the private lives and interiors of Spain’s New World elite from 1492 through the nineteenth century, focusing on the house as a principal repository of fine and decorative art.
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.
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.
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.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Holidays!
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy New Year!
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.
Enjoy fabulous food from over 50 of the area's top restaurants, taste wine from over 100 international wineries and enjoy exciting micro-brews and craft beers. All of these magnificent flavors gather together for the Forks & Corks, Grand Tasting in the stunning courtyard of The Ringling Museum of Art.