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The Ringling Circle Membership Logo
When:
Oct 17, 2019 – Dec 11, 2019
See event details below
Members Only
Where:
Museum of Art

 

Become a Circle Member and join us!

Circle Members enjoy unique, special opportunities that allow our members to explore the collections and to engage with the expertise of visiting artists, curators and staff. If you are interested in attending these events and becoming a circle member, please contact Sharon at 941-359-5821 or sharon.freddes@ringling.fsu.edu 

Schedule of Events
Circle Behind the Scenes with Curator Jennifer Lemmer Posey
Thursday, Oct 17 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

Meet The Ringling's Curator of Circus, Jennifer Lemmer Posey and enjoy an informal discussion on our circus collection – where we are now, and what our hopes are for the future. Preview the reinstallation of the renovated galleries. Learn the story behind The Rotunda Gallery featuring two interwoven storylines: The History of the Circus Museum and Curiosities of the Collection. Reception will follow in the historic wagon room of the Original Circus Museum. 

This event is by invitation only. RSVP info will be available at a later date.

The State of The Ringling | Coffee & Conversation 
Tuesday, Nov 5 

9:30 AM - Continental Breakfast    
10:00 AM - Presentation Chao Lecture Hall, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Art  

Executive Director, Steven High, would like to thank you for your generous support and commitment to The Ringling.  Please join us for an update on what we have accomplished in 2018-2019 and where we are headed for the 2019–2020 season. RSVP will be available at a later date.

Circle Behind the Scenes with Curator Christopher Jones
Tuesday, Dec 3 @ 5:30-7:30 PM

Meet The Ringling's Curator of Photography and New Media, Christopher Jones, and enjoy a gallery tour and discussion of the special exhibition Manuel Álvarez Bravo: Specters and Parables. A reception will follow on the North Searing loggia.

Born and raised in Mexico City, where he spent most of his career, Manuel Álvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002) was one of the most important figures in 20th century Latin American photography. Although he took art classes at the Academy of San Carlos, his photography was mostly self-taught, but he was savvy to the emerging international artistic avant-garde. Considered to be one of the founders of modern photography, his work extends from the late 1920’s to the 1990’s. He was a key figure from the period following the Mexican Revolution—often called the Mexican Renaissance—in which arts and literature flourished. This “Renaissance” owed to the happy—though not always tranquil—marriage between a desire for modernization and the search for an authentic national identity with Mexican roots, in which archaeology, history and ethnology played an important role. 

This event is by invitation only. RSVP info will be available at a later date.

Circle Member Exhibition Preview and Dinner with Curator Ola Wlusek
Wednesday, Dec 11 @ 5:30-9:00 PM

Join us to preview the exhibition Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed and meet Ola Wlusek, Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. 

Syd Solomon (American, 1917-2004) described himself as an “Abstract Impressionist” alluding to the fact that his work infused impressionism into the processes, scale and concepts of Abstract Expressionism. Solomon moved to Sarasota in 1946 with his wife Annie. His was the first work of contemporary art to be collected by The Ringling in 1962. His paintings were greatly influenced by climatic factors and reveal a fascination and concern for Florida’s aquatic environment. The exhibition will feature works from The Ringling’s permanent collection, as well as works on loan from the Estate of Syd Solomon and private collections.

This event is by invitation only. RSVP info will be available at a later date.

If you are not a Circle member and are interested in attending these events please contact Sharon at 941-359-5821 or sharon.freddes@ringling.fsu.edu for more information.

 

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