The Education Center houses the extensive Art Library that includes more than 500 volumes from John Ringling’s personal collection. It’s also home to our state-of-the-art Conservation Lab where the treasures of the Museum, Ca' d’Zan, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater are preserved and protected. The Education Center provides classroom space for adult and children’s programming that enriches and enlivens interest in art, as well as the offices of Executive Director Steven High and his supporting staff.
Support the Ca' d'Zan Preservation Fund by visiting www.givingpartnerchallenge.org beginning at 12 noon on Tuesday, September 1 through 12 noon on Wednesday, September 2 to make your gift. This year, The Patterson Foundation will provide a 1:1 match for each new online donor’s contributions – up to $250 per new donor!
Inside the Vault explores the significance of The Ringling Art Library’s unique collections. This program will be presented by Jennifer Friedman, Instruction and Research Services Librarian at the Ringling College of Art and Design and Bridget Elmer, Coordinator of the Letterpress and Books Arts Center.
When you think of Florida, images of blue water and swaying palms come to mind. Florida's tropical climate makes it one of the best places for growing palms. This series of workshops provides the homeowner the knowledge and the know-how to create Florida-friendly landscapes.
Learn more about one of the most interesting and expansive periods of China's long history. The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) produced great works of art and architecture and explored new ideas in religion and philosophy.
The Ringling and all of it's venues are closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!
Join us for this program that will focus on Paul Rudolph's Legacy in Florida. The program will include a visit to the Walker Guest House located on The Ringling grounds and a book signing event with architect and Rudolph scholar Joe King.