This new exhibition presented inside the Arthur F. Searing Wing in the Museum of Art brings together artworks from The Ringling’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art and selections from Keith D. and Linda L. Monda’s collection. In spring 2018, the Museum added to its grounds Beverly Pepper’s Curvae in Curvae (2012), the lyrical sculpture in Cor-ten steel, which is a part of four promised gifts from the Monda family. The other three promised gifts are compelling works by artists Teo González, Yayoi Kusama, and Richard Serra. These gifts significantly enrich The Ringling's holdings of works by important artists working today, some new to the collection. The artworks enable the Museum to present a broader, and more complex history of late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century art. These new promised gifts will be featured along with other selections from Monda’s collection and key works from the Ringling’s own growing collection of modern and contemporary art.
The exhibition is part of The Ringling’s ongoing Art of Our Time initiative, enacting our dedication to present diverse voices and perspectives to our visitors.
Image: Teo González, Untitled #406, 2006, acrylic on canvas mounted on board, 120 x 121 inches. Promised gift of Keith D. and Linda L. Monda, 2018