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
Danny Lyon’s iconic book The Bikeriders is one of the most significant photo-documentary works of Postwar America. Lyon, while still finishing college, began riding with and photographing motorcyclists in Chicago at races and “scrambles.”
Salvator Rosa’s Baroque landscapes have captivated audiences since the seventeenth century. This installation explores the often overlooked figures that appear in those scenes and in his famous series of etchings.
Join us for a Spanish language 45-minute introduction to the exhibition Behind Closed Doors, facilitated by students from New College of Florida. This tour is included with Museum Admission. To participate, meet in the Searing Wing.
Using paintings from the Museum’s collection, this talk presented by Ringling staff will explore one of the most popular subjects in the history of art, the narrative of the birth of Christ.
Celebrate with your friends and neighbors! Escape the pressures of the holiday season. Enjoy live entertainment and dance the night away in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Food and beverages will be available for purchase