Join a Museum educator for a one-hour tour designed for parents or caregivers visiting the museum with an infant. This tour allows for adult discussion within a group that does not mind if a chatty or crying baby joins the conversation. Strollers or front baby carriers only, please.
► There is a $2 ticket required per child, and this fee gives one child and up to two adults access to the featured venue for the remainder of the day. Members are free.
► Tickets are available the day of the event in the Visitor’s Pavilion.
► Participants should meet at 10 AM in the Museum of Art Lobby.
September 4, 11, 18 and 25 | Art Edits
Several pieces in our collection have changed over time. Some have changed size, some have changed shape, and some have changed in even more dramatic ways! On this stroller tour, we will spend time exploring these objects and how their edits impact the way we perceive them today.
October 9, 16, 23, and 31 | Spooky Stories
This month, our tour will focus on Spooky Stories in the Museum of Art. From disembodied heads to floating eyes to terrifying monsters, come ready to hear some of the more frightening stories behind art at The Ringling.
November 6, 13, 20, and 27 | Gluttony and Overindulgence
Heaping platters of food, overflowing wine, and drunken debauchery are prominently featured in some of the paintings here at the museum. Today, we will be exploring why some of these images were created and what message they were intended to impart to their viewers.
December 4, 11, and 18 | Madonna through the Ages
Images of the Madonna and Child have been popular in art for hundreds of years. Today, as we approach the holiday season, we will be looking at the evolution of this motif from the early medieval period onwards.
January 8, 15, 22, and 29 | Circus
Step right up! Today, we will explore The Ringling’s Original Circus Museum to learn about amazing animals, courageous human cannonballs, jolly jugglers, and the man who brought them all together to form the greatest show on earth.
February 5, 12, 19, and 26 | Love and Marriage
Love is in the air in February, and love is always on display at The Ringling! Join us to learn about some scandalous love affairs and marvelous marriages on display in the Museum of Art.
March 5, 12, 19, and 26 | I’m Feeling Lucky
Symbols for luck and superstition are present throughout different times and cultures. Today, we will be looking at images that are both meant to bring good luck as well as depictions of lucky people on display in our Center for Asian Art!
April 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30 | April Showers
Dark clouds hover ominously in the background of many of the paintings here at the museum. Sometimes they are meant to create a feeling of foreboding and other times to show the resilience of the human spirit. This month, we will be looking at images of rain and storms through the Museum of Art.
May 7, 14, 21, and 28 | May Flowers
Flowers and plants adorn many of our paintings and sculpture on display, whether they are draped elegantly in garland, arranged in a vase in a still life, or worn as a crown atop the head in a portrait. Today, we will be exploring the meaning and messages behind some of these flowers.
Family Programs are made possible in part by the generous support of the Koski Family Foundation, The Frances Bourne Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Marvin and Betty Danto Endowment for The Ringling Museum Children’s Programs, and The General Education Endowment for Children and Families.