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Calling all families! Visit our Community Gallery

How did you keep busy during quarantine? The Ringling’s education team offered a variety of opportunities for children to get creative during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our projects are inspired by objects in the museum collection and can be completed with supplies easily found at home. In this exhibition, we want to share our families’ at-home creations and spread the joy that making art can bring during challenging times.

The artists featured here participated in online programs such as ROAR (Ringling Order of Art Readers) and FAM (Family Art Making) or made art through our Where Everyone Belongs outreach program. 

View the featured artwork

If you would like to get involved with our online programming, join the Family Programs at The Ringling group on Facebook or visit www.ringling.org/learnfrom home    

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 to receive a family wristband.


FAQ 

What is the Community Gallery?  

The Ringling’s 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. 

The Community Gallery, which is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, is an important component of The Ringling’s commitment to being a museum that is accessible to and inclusive of all. 

How long will each show be on display in the Community Gallery? 

The typical length per exhibition will be approximately 1 – 2 months, but the exact display schedule will be determined by working with the Head of Educational Programs. Exhibitions run throughout the year and are scheduled many months in advance of the display dates. The duration of each exhibition is subject to the overall museum schedule. 

What kind of work can be displayed in the Community Gallery? 

Due to the setup of the Gallery, only 2-D artworks can be easily displayed in the cases. The work should not be framed. There may be opportunities to display small 3-D artworks as well but this must be confirmed in advance with the Head of Educational Programs. DVD or video work cannot be displayed. 

What are the exhibition display dimensions? 

The Community Gallery has 3 cases. Case 1 is a long horizontal case that is 50.5 inches high and 180 inches wide. Cases 2 and 3 are both 50 inches by 52 inches. 

How will my work be secured? 

The display cases will be locked. The Ringling is not responsible for any accidental damage or loss of works on display in the Community Gallery. 

How it will be publicized? 

The Ringling Museum maintains the right to use photos of the exhibitions in its print and e-newsletters, on its website, or in other marketing materials unless otherwise specified in writing from exhibiting group. Any press releases or media contacts made by exhibition must be approved in advance by The Ringling. 

Will I get my work back?  

We will be emailing a confirmation letter to all participants that submitted artwork for this exhibition. Part of the confirmation will be to verify your address so we can return your artwork after the exhibition ends.  

Please direct any questions to education@ringling.org  with the subject line Community Gallery: Art at Home 

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