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Circle Members enjoy unique opportunities exclusive to the Circle that will 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 email@example.com
Schedule of Events
Circle Recognition Cocktail Reception with Friends of Art of Our Time
Hank Willis Thomas: Branded/Unbranded
Museum of Art, Keith D and Linda L Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art
Friday, February 9 @ 5:30-7:30 PM
Steven High and The Ringling staff would like to thank you for your continued support over the past year. Join fellow Circle members along with Friends of Art of Our Time for this sneak peek of our Hank Willis Thomas print collection with Curator Christopher Jones. This exhibition was made possible through the generosity of Bill and Jane Knapp for the acquisition of these prints, and Keith and Linda Monda for the creation of our contemporary gallery.
Circle Exhibition Preview and Dinner: Toni Dove: Embodies Machines
Wednesday, February 21 @ 5:30-9:00 PM
Join Steven High and Christopher Jones for a presentation of artifacts and objects from Dove’s projects as well as unique interactive environments and video work.
5:30 PM Cocktail Reception and Gallery Preview
7:00 PM Dinner in the Courtyard
Circle Behind the Scenes: A Kaleidoscope of Color: The Costume Design of Miles White
Museum of Art, Searing Galleries
Wednesday, April 25 @ 5:30 PM
Elephants became swans, beautiful girls turned into birthday cakes, and clowns became kings. Join Steven High and Associate Curator, Jennifer Lemmer Posey for a look at the whimsical visions of costume designer Miles White (1914-2000), that were brought to life for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus during its final decade under the canvas big top.
State of The Ringling
Thursday, May 10 @ 9:00-10:30 AM
Please join Steven High, executive Director for a presentation highlighting the museum’s programs, financials, strategic goals and campaign priorities. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
- 9:00AM Coffee and light breakfast
- 9:30 AM The presentation will begin
Circle Exhibition Preview and Dinner - Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection
Wednesday, Sept 5 @ 5:30 PM
French Art from the Horvitz Collection will feature 60 drawings and etchings for book illustration, created between the 16th and 19th centuries, as well as a selection of 10 paintings. With subjects ranging from mythological and religious scenes to more playful genre imagery, these stunning works offer a rich overview of the narrative tradition in French art.