The Ringling offers a variety of programs for adults with a passion for the arts and unquenchable desire to learn. Each one unique, Conversations & Talks and Library Programs are designed to enrich your understanding of the permanent collection and enhance your enjoyment of special exhibitions.
Fascinating people with fascinating stories to tell: about their lives, the Museum, the Circus, Sarasota – and more. Don’t miss these intriguing, informal and informative interview sessions.
Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions through these engaging programs by noted curators and scholars.
Gallery Walk & Talks
Learn more about the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Join guest experts and museum staff for “bite size” programs that focus on issues and ideas.
Get a behind the scenes look and hear stories about the Museums collections, exhibits and the people that put them together at this spell-binding lecture series.
Bayfront Gardens Workshops
Learn about Florida friendly gardening and landscaping. The series includes a talk and discussion in the Education Center followed by a walking tour tailored to the topic.
Literati Book Club
Designed to intrigue, inspire and educate, the Literati Book Club at the Art Library celebrates art’s many contributions to the literary world.
Leading scholars, curators, and other experts share their expertise on subjects related to the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special and traveling exhibitions.
New Perspectives on Paolo Veronese, March 8-9, 2013
Peter Paul Rubens' Triumph of the Eucharist Series, March 30-31, 2012
American Gothic, February 26-27, 2010
The Art Library collections encompass subjects such as fine and decorative art, art history, architecture, fashion, and theater. Students are welcome to browse or access the wide variety of resources available for their studies.Art Library Resources
Volunteer at The Ringling
Our volunteers are passionate about the work they do, dedicated to the institution, and inspired by our mission. Learn how to become part of The Ringling family today!Become a Volunteer