Here, in an extraordinary place is an extraordinary collection of art. From the Rubens’ Galleries to the Turrell Skyspace, view the permanent collection’s treasures, the fascinating exhibitions from around the world and the classical sculptures that fill the grand courtyard. The State Art Museum of Florida, this awe-inspiring palace was originally built by famed circus impresario John Ringling as a legacy to the citizens of Florida. This is a place of beauty and wonder.
Museum of Art
The Ringling and Thomas Chimes have had a long history together as the museum organized the first survey exhibition of his work in 1968. On view will be the impressive Ringling Mural measuring some 17 feet across accompanied by preparatory studies and a selection of characteristic portraits.
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.
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.
Hermitage (Patriot Plaza) Artists, Ann Hirsch and Pablo Eduardo, will take you on a personal tour of the Ringling collection making connections between the artists of the past and their own work.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!