2020: (Di)Visions of America is the title of an upcoming performance work by John Sims, which will be presented as part of the Art of Performance program in the Historic Asolo Theater January 16-18, 2021. This work for the stage incorporates the artist’s responses to social phenomena surrounding COVID-19 and American policing, and dramatizes the pushback on Confederate iconography and systemic white supremacy with Sims’ unique vision for bold reckoning and reconciliation.
Who was Chick Austin? Although he passed away before his plans for the Historic Asolo Theater came to fruition, The Ringling's first director succeeded in making the performing arts an integral part of The Ringling to this day.
“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.”