Museum Education intern Zida Wang offers a reflection on Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy exhibition, finding connections between the artist’s multicultural background and the artwork, as well as sharing his own experiences as a Chinese student studying in the United States.
This special exhibition highlights artwork by local children who were inspired by works of art in the museum's collection. Drop by and experience the Ringling collection through a new lens! Our Community Gallery is always free and open to the public, please let our visitor services staff know upon arrival that you will be visiting the gallery.
John Ringling purchased the statue, a cast bronze replica after Michelangelo’s David, from the Chiurrazi Foundry outside of Rome, Italy, around the turn of the twentieth century. It was installed in the Museum of Art Courtyard, and became the symbol of the City of Sarasota.
High school art students were invited to respond to the exhibition Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Specters and Parables at The Ringling by photographing the familiar in a new light. See the winning photographs in the Community Art Gallery, and all submissions in this online gallery.
For the first time in over sixty years, one of the most impressive works of art in The Ringling’s collection will return to view. Conservation of the painting was supported by The Getty Foundation Conserving Canvas Initiative.