The lights go down, a hush falls over the audience and the curtain rises on Sarasota's most storied theater. U-shaped, with three tiers of boxes, this architectural gem provides a rare sense of intimacy between audience and performer that adds so much to the theater going experience. Created in Asolo, Italy in 1798, brought to Sarasota in the early 1950s and painstakingly restored in 2006, the Historic Asolo Theater is one of the most beloved objects in The Ringling collection.
Historic Asolo Theater
Enjoy the comic antics of Chris Allison, award-winning hand-balancer Christian Stoinev, the quick-change act of Olga & Vladimir Smirnov, and the magnificent “Queen of the Air,” Dolly Jacobs!
Museum tour and film discussion. Curators and Conservators share an insider’s view on the science of art authentification plus enjoy the documentary feature film, Who The #$&% Is Jackson Pollock?
A Museum tour followed by a film and film discussion. Art handlers and couriers travel with priceless art from museum to museum. They will share their tales of taking a masterpiece on tour. Plus, the film Bean, Starring Rowan Atkinson.
A Museum tour followed by a film and film discussion. f you think it’s easy to steal the art, our Security staff advises you to “think again.” Plus, The Thomas Crown Affair Starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.
This film, The Rising Tide, directed by Robert Adanto, looks at the emerging post-Mao art scene in China through the works of several prominent artists some of whom are featured in the exhibition, Seeing the Unseen. The film will be introduced by the director and then followed by a post-screening discussion.