The Ringling acknowledges with sadness and gratitude the recent passing of Warren Coville. Warren and Margot Coville were prolific collectors and altruistic philanthropists. Their gifts of studio glass, photography and other media have been significant additions to The Ringling’s permanent collection. Their financial support and gifts of glass are recognized in the naming of the Kotler – Coville Pavilion.
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).
“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.”