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Gallery Walk & Talks

 

Join us to explore various aspects of the Museum and its collection. Tickets are free with Museum Admission and are available for pick-up on the day of the program. Tickets are limited.

New! Members may now reserve tickets online or call 941-358-3180, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 


September 4 | 1:30 PM | Hippos: A Truly Big Show!

Join us for a massively good time as we explore the exhibition Hippos: A Truly Big Show! on display in the Tibbals Learning Center.

October 3 | 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM | Indian Art in the Collection

Join Dr. Rhiannon Paget, Curator of Asian Art, for a tour of Indian art in the Ringling's permanent collection.

October 31 | 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM | Spooky Stories

It's Halloween at The Ringling! We'll look at works of art with disembodied heads, gory punishments, and terrifying monsters. 

November 6 | 1:30 PM | Portraiture​

In this talk, we'll visit some of the familiar faces at The Ringling and explore their stories.

December 4 | 10:30 AM | Reinstallation

Join museum staff for a behind-the-scenes look at the newly reinstalled galleries in the Museum of Art.

December 12 | 10:30 AM | Images of the Virgin Mary

As part of a season focus on international cultural exchange, The Ringling celebrates Mexican cultural heritage in December with two diverse performances from Mexico in the Historic Asolo Theater, and a host of activities around the December holiday celebration of the La Virgen de Guadalupe.  Besides performances, an exhibition of Manuel Alvarez Bravo's photographs will be on display in the Searing Gallery. Events include community conversations, family activities, workshops, gallery tours and artist talks.

January 8 | 1:30 PM | New Year's Resolutions

Haven't made those new year's resolutions yet? We'll look at art that can inspire us to make 2020 healthy, happy, and productive.

February 6 | 10:30 AM & 6:00 PM | The Color Blue (and why it's the best)

It's a color showdown as Assistant Director of Academic Affairs David Berry will attempt to persuade us that blue is best. Come wearing your favorite color!

March 11 | 10:30 AM | Strong Women

Women have been making history since the beginning of time! On this tour, you'll meet some of the fearless females from the Ringling's collection and hear their stories. 

March 19 | 10:30 AM | Syd Soloman: Concealed and Revealed

Join Ola Wlusek, the Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for a tour of Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed.

April 2 | 10:30 AM | Humor in the Collection

Art isn't always serious business! We'll take a look at a selection of objects that address humor in some way, from tongue-in-cheek references. 

April 15 | 1:30 PM | A Naturalist's Guide to The Ringling

 We'll use nature as a lens for a fresh look at the art collection.

May 27 | 1:30 PM | Memorials in the Collection

This gallery talk will explore the idea of artwork as memorial. We will highlight a selection of objects that commemorate loss or celebrate specific moments from the past.

 

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