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
Optical Impulses presents the art of pivotal artists who explore both the phenomenal and psychological aspects of visual perception. The prints and sculpture multiples in this exhibition introduce viewers to some of the challenging modes of abstraction en vogue during the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s.
Special Exhibition, Unfamiliar Realities provides an opportunity for viewers to explore the ways in which photographers have exploited the particular characteristics of the medium to reframe, manipulate, or reimagine the world as captured by the lens.
The Museum of Art Courtyard will swing with the big band sound during Art After 5. Come soak up the jazz vibe and listen to contemporary sounds in the beautiful Museum of Art Courtyard. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.
In this Gallery Performance, Violinist Todd Reynolds performs Moments of Inertia, R. Luke DuBois’ piece for amplified violin and video, as well as repertoire from Reynolds and Dubois’ 10+ years of collaborating.
Inuksuit – the Inuit word meaning “in the capacity of the human” – is an immersive musical work for “nine to ninety-nine percussionists” that will transform The Ringling’s Museum of Art Courtyard as it heightens our awareness of the sights and sounds that surround us on the Vernal Equinox.