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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Become a Circle Member and join us! Circle Members enjoy unique opportunities exclusive to the Circles that will allow you to explore the collections and to engage with the expertise of our staff and visiting artists.
Friends of Art of Our Time share an interest in modern and contemporary art. They enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the artists, performers and the contemporary and modern works found in The Ringling's permanent collection.
In 2016 The Ringling purchased ten photographs from Hank Willis Thomas’s provocative series Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915–2015.
Join us on Thursday nights to receive discounted admission to the museum as well as special activities for families.