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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule of Events
We’ve designed a dynamic line-up of live, conversational, virtual programs exclusively for our members. Tickets will be available 14 days prior to each program. Tickets are limited, but only 1 ticket is required for each household, for regardless of how many in your household will participate.
Please note, these live programs will be recorded and shared online upon their conclusion. By attending a live virtual program, you acknowledge and consent to the incidental filming of your likeness and voice as may be captured.
To attend virtual programs you will need to access ZOOM on a personal digital device; a computer, tablet, or cell phone will work! Here are instructions to help you get started with ZOOM: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193
Virtual Coffee with a Curator
June 24 @ 10:30am | Marissa Hershon Tickets
Curator Marissa Hershon will share her work on the upcoming exhibition of mid-20th century postcards of the Museum of Art, Ca’ d’Zan, and Sarasota from the Archives.
Virtual Gallery Talks
June 3 @ 1:00pm | The Sculptures in the Museum of Art Courtyard Tickets
Join Curatorial Fellow Kyle Mancuso as he shares new research on the sculptures in the Museum of Art courtyard.
June 10 @ 1:00pm | Eating Our Way Through the Museum Tickets
No food or drink allowed in the galleries – but it’s encouraged on this virtual Gallery Talk! We’ll eat our way through the museum while looking at different depictions of food in the collection.
June 17 @ 1:00pm | The Ringling Archives Tickets
Join archives staff member Peggy Williams for an inside look at how she pursues a research question using the resources and holdings in the Ringling Archives. Today's topic will be to track down information on the Barnum and Bailey boss canvasman during the 1901 European tour as a case study on circus economics: What was his salary? What currency was he paid with? How many cities did they play in a week?
Peggy will answer these questions and more, as she guides you along her research path featuring holdings from the archives collections.
Virtual Family Tours
Families with children of all ages welcome, but content will be geared toward playing together as a family.
No Tours are currently Scheduled Tickets
Join museum educators as we set off on an adventure through the Ringling collections. All ages welcome, but content will be geared toward playing together as a family. This program will not be recorded.
June 1 @ 10:30am | Conserving Emperor Justinian Tickets
The Ringling was awarded a grant by the Getty Foundation’s Conserving Canvas initiative to restore the monumental painting Emperor Justinian by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant. The painting was prominently displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for many years before being acquired by John Ringling in 1929. After completion of its conservation treatment in January 2020, the painting was installed in a position of honor in one of The Ringling’s largest galleries. Barbara Ramsay, the museum’s Chief Conservator, will provide an overview of the conservation treatment and training project that was generously funded by the Getty Foundation and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation.
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If you are not a Circle member and are interested in attending these events please contact Sharon at 941-359-5821 or email@example.com for more information.