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Director's Welcome

Welcome to The Ringling!

Steven High, Executive Director

I would normally make a comment here on the changing of the seasons, but this year has required overall changes in mostly everything! From the manner in which members and visitors access the Museum’s collection to something as simple as how we transport works of art to fellow museums, 2020 has taught us many unique lessons.

One thing that has not changed is our commitment to you, our valued Members. I speak for every employee at The Ringling when I say that we remain steadfast in our goal of bringing you the best museum experience—whether it be in person or virtual. Our education, curatorial, archives, and marketing departments have dedicated many hours to producing content to educate, entertain, and inspire you. Our facilities, grounds, and security staff have done their best to provide a safe place for visitors while taking superior care of our collections and grounds. Our development and membership teams have devoted themselves to keeping in touch with you and to let you know that even though distance may separate us, you are always on the top of our minds.

COVID-19 slowed us down, but it has not stopped The Ringling from working every day to further our mission and strategic goals of inclusion, inspiration, and excellence. As we look ahead, there will be many exciting new exhibitions to explore, including Kabuki Modern, opening November 13. We are also planning to bring you wonderful films and performances, and a chance to win an overnight stay at The Ringling as part of our UnGala Getaway event.

Most of all, I want to thank you for your continued support. Your generosity and participation are what drive this organization and we look forward to a time when we can all be together again on the beautiful grounds of The Ringling.

Steven High
Executive Director

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