We are mindful of concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive. We have made the difficult decision to close the museum effective March 17, 2020. We will monitor the situation and announce when we will reopen at a future date.
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.
John and Mable believed in sharing their treasures, whether it was the art they spent decades travelling Europe to collect or the music of visiting guest artists at Ca’ d’Zan sent out across the bay on local radio airwaves. The Museum celebrates the importance of the local community to the Ringling’s by remaining dedicated to creating a dynamic place where there is something for everyone to enjoy.
As part of the $100 million comprehensive Ringling Inspires campaign, the Monda family has provided an extraordinary gift of $5 million. The funds will endow a curator for Modern and Contemporary Art and includes four significant works from the Mondas’ noted collection.
To celebrate The Ringling’s nearly 100-year history, the museum has embarked on an historic $100 million fundraising campaign to ensure the legacy of John and Mable Ringling remains preserved for future generations.
“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.”