03 April 2023
The Ringling News
What is the Ringling Community Gallery?
The Ringling Community Gallery is a free public exhibition space dedicated to displaying works of art produced by community-based, non-profit, or student groups in the local Sarasota/Manatee area. It is intended to make the museum more inclusive and accessible to our community. It is located on the ground floor of our Center for Asian Art. Admission to the gallery is always free, please let our visitor services staff know upon arrival that you will be visiting the gallery.
How can I propose an exhibition for the gallery?
Please check our website or email [email protected] to see when we will be accepting new proposals. All interested groups must submit a brief application that outlines their proposed exhibition and provides background information about the group. An inter-departmental group of museum staff will review the applications and make selections. Please note that we receive significantly more applications than we can accommodate, so priority will be given to those proposals that best represent the Ringling’s commitment to equity.
Interested in applying? Check out our guidelines for more information about our Community Gallery.
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
August – November: 2023 Academy at Glengary
December 2023 – March 2024: Easterseals Happiness House
April- July 2024: Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County
Fabulous Arts Foundation: Drag Culture Timeline
Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Students Respond
The Art of Medicine – In collaboration with Sarasota County Medical Society
Art at Home – In collaboration with Ringling Family and Outreach programs
The Edge Becomes the Center: A Contemplation on Community – In collaboration with the Senior Friendship Center and RCAD students
A Centennial Celebration: The Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Ringlings – In collaboration with the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
Ringling Re-Imagined – In collaboration with Ringling Family and Outreach Programs
Looking for Angola – In collaboration with New College professor Uzi Baram, his students, and community scholar Vickie Oldham.
Art from Within: Selections from the Ringling Museum’s Staff
Welcome to our World: Visual Literacy and Collective Knowledge – In collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Manatee County
Unidos Somos Más – In collaboration with UnidosNow
Glimpse of the Artist: A Community Celebration in collaboration with the Sarasota African American Cultural Coalition
If you have additional questions about the Community Gallery, please contact: [email protected]
The Community Gallery is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County