These galleries present an overview of some of the major projects with artists that have taken place in the first five years of the Art of Our Time program. In addition to the significant acquisitions of art for the permanent collection made by the museum, a number of important donations have also been included.
Artist Series Concerts take place in the Historic Asolo Theater and other small venues in the Sarasota/Bradenton area. For more information and tickets for all Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota, visit www.artistseriesconcerts.org or call 941-306-1200.
The Ringling is pleased to announce the presentation of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s 12 monumental bronze sculptures, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. A sculptor, photographer, installation artist, architect, and social activist, Ai is one of the most renowned artists working today.
Posters celebrating the remarkable intelligence and highly developed skills of these four-legged performers once covered walls and fences across America. Today these historic posters can be seen as part of the exhibit Amazing Animals on display in the Circus Museum’s Tibbals Learning Center
Active in the US and Middle East, the artists in the exhibition depict the conditions and people caught in the crossfire of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Israel from a variety of perspectives.
This exhibition presents five international artists who explore the complicated facets of the US-Mexico border, a zone where the political is intensely palpable. Their works meditate on the social and political phenomena in an era when migration and the reemergence of nationalism are key global issues.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of the luminaries of American photojournalism. The German-born Eisenstaedt learned his craft in Europe in the 1920s and 30s, pioneering the use of the small Leica 35mm camera to get closer to his subjects and create more candid pictures.
All decked out for the Holidays, Ca’ d’Zan will be open during special extended hours for you to enjoy a self-guided walk-through the first floor.
The Ringling is seeking drummers to participate in a performance Aug 12-Sept 9. Fusing music and lights, Big Bang will use live audio from a drum set mapped into a grid of lights. Drummers are invited to create live improvised performances, responding to the visual patterns generated in the lights as they play.
Join The Ringling Art Library’s book club, the Literati. Discuss famous authors & art history! The program is FREE and registration is not required.