As the nation continues to grieve over the shootings in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, The Ringling shares in the feelings of anger and sadness about this horrific act of violence. Across the country there has been an alarming increase in the number of violent and xenophobic incidents targeting Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
From the integration of schools, wade-ins on Lido Beach and more, three women share the civil rights history they experienced first-hand growing up in Sarasota and how they worked to better their community in Collecting Recollections with Newtown Alive!
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access - Museums across the country are devoting themselves to these four essential commitments, and The Ringling is no different. As we move into the next five years of our strategic plan, the entire institution will be making a concerted effort to infuse the principles of IDEA into our work at every level.
“The Glass Pavilion truly represents the global character of The Ringling’s collection,” said Executive Director Steven High. “From Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, Canada, Argentina, and Australia, the innovative work that artists are creating in glass is truly breathtaking.”