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.
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.
In celebration of International Museum Day you will enjoy free admission to the Museum of Art.
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.
Appalachia USA, is an epic documentary project by the New York-based photographer Builder Levy that presents life and labor in coal mining communities through lush black and white photographs.
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.
This exhibition is a dialog between contemporary painting and The Ringling's esteemed permanent collection. This is the first exhibition of any current faculty from Florida State University to exhibit at The Ringling and will feature the painting faculty of the College of Fine Arts.
Enjoy free admission to The Ringling and other participating museums throughout the United States.
This exhibition features recent finds of court treasures from the tombs of provincial princes of the early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), showcasing the luxurious life at provincial courts in 15th-century South China.