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.
Elephants transformed into swans, beautiful girls turned into birthday cakes, and clowns became kings. This exhibition will include original sketches, watercolors, swatchbooks, and ther production documents. Some drawings will be paired with actual wardrobe pieces and historic photographs.
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
Storytelling unites two exhibitions selected from one of the world’s finest private collections of French art: Imaging Text: French Drawings for Book Illustration from The Horvitz Collection, and Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French Paintings from The Horvitz Collection.
A selection of watercolors drawn from The Ringling’s permanent collections, illustrating various ways artists have used the medium. The exhibition will feature works by Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, and Childe Hassam, among others.
This solo exhibition presents recent video projects by internationally-acclaimed Cuban-American interdisciplinary artist Coco Fusco. This exhibition presents works exploring the current political and social climate in Cuba as the Revolution enters its twilight years.
In the wake of the Second World War, woodblock prints emerged as a channel of diplomacy and friendship between Japan and the U.S. Japan’s print artists found new patrons among members of the Allied occupation and they traveled abroad to teach, study, and introduce their work to audiences all over the world.
Drawn from the superb collections of the Stibbert Museum in Florence, Italy, this extraordinary exhibition reveals the figure of the knight in the Middle Ages and Renaissance through over 80 exquisite objects, including full suits of armor, helmets, corselets, swords, and other weaponry.