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
Join fellow Members and be the first to see the special exhibition Back and Forth: Thinking in Paint, featuring works by College of Fine Arts painting faculty from Florida State University. This event is open to all Members at all levels.
Join us to create your own art! This Family Workshop is a drop-in art activity for children ages 4-10 and their caregiver.
Kids Quests are 45-minute sessions facilitated by a museum educator, featuring conversations and a game surrounding one or two featured objects in The Ringling’s collection. There is a $2 cost per child and this fee gives the family access to the featured venue for the rest of the day.
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.
The Ringling is offering free Museum Admission to active Military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserve and their immediate families from Memorial Day, May 25, 2015 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015. Please present your current Military ID at the Admissions counter.