The Ringling Community Gallery is a free public exhibition space dedicated to displaying works of art produced by local community-based, nonprofit or student groups. Exhibitions rotate on a regular basis and allow artists of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to share their work with The Ringling’s visitors.
Three more galleries in the Museum of Art have been reinstalled during the summer of 2018, as the major project to re-envision all 21 museum galleries continues. This exciting work is transforming the visitor experience of The Ringling’s collections of European art through new arrangements of artworks, updated labels and didactics, much improved lighting, and modern wall colors.
A work of art is sometimes attributed to the workshop of an Old Master painter. How do art historians determine this, and what does it mean when we look at a work from a workshop of an artist such as Rubens or Rembrandt?
Legend has it that during construction in the 1970s or 1980s, 22 exquisite Renaissance watches were found beneath the art museum’s office floorboards... Mysteries surround the objects John Ringling purchased from Ava Vanderbilt Belmont.
Blue was once one of the most difficult colors to attain, making it even more expensive than gold. When a patron commissioned a work of art, he or she would usually specify the amount of money an artist should spend on the blue.
You can now access information on nearly 45,000 objects in the Ringling collection from the comfort of your own home! The Ringling’s recent upgrade of eMuseum has more than doubled the number of object records available to the public.