Enjoy free admission to The Ringling and other participating museums throughout the United States.
Friends of Asian Art connect with other members with an interest in the arts of China, Japan, Korea and South and Southeast Asia. Events are held exclusively for the Friends including exhibition viewings, guest lectures and examination of artworks represented in the Asian art collections.
Circle Members are invited to attend an exclusive preview of the exhibition Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China with Fan Zhang, the Helga Wall-Apelt Associate Curator of Asian Art. Dinner will follow the reception.
Join fellow Members and be the first to see the special exhibition Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China, featuring recent finds of court treasures from the tombs of provincial princes of the early Ming Dynasty. This event is open to all Members at all levels.
Royal Taste offers a unique glimpse into the luxurious lifestyles and religious practices of princely courts in early- and mid-Ming China (1368-1644). This exhibition reveals some lesser-known aspects of palatial lives, religious patronage, and afterlife beliefs of Ming princes, whose world has long been a mystery.
Join us for this hi-lite tour of Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth Century China led by Dr. Fan Zhang, Curator of Asian Art at The Ringling and curator of this exhibition. Rich in history and sumptuous objects, this show deserves a close look.
Friends of Art of Our Time share an interest in modern and contemporary art. They enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the artists, performers and the contemporary and modern works found in The Ringling's permanent collection.
Friends of the Ringling Legacy celebrate the history of John and Mable Ringling and their vision for their home, art museum, and the circus that made it all possible. Friends of the Ringling Legacy will have unique opportunities to explore Ca' d'Zan, the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens.
During the Ming dynasty, fashion was more than a statement of style, it was an indicator of your status. We invite all fashionistas to look at some of the small, but significantly stylish objects in the exhibition Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!