A classically trained dancer, Margie was performing with the corps de ballet at Radio city Music Hall while the Ringling show was hiring dancers. Margie was selected and found herself rehearsing at Winter Quarters in Sarasota. She went on to have a career as an aerialist with the Wallenda Family.
Alex Ketley, founding Artistic Director of The Foundry in San Francisco, talks about his travels through-out the American South and how this research gave shape to his latest work, Deep South. This is a free program.
Learn more about one of the most interesting and expansive periods of China's long history. The Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) produced great works of art and architecture and explored new ideas in religion and philosophy.
Mary Jane responded to a Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ad in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune to audition for the circus season. In spite of her youth, she was hired immediately after she impressed the aerial director. Reception to follow.
During the Ming dynasty, fashion was more than a statement of style, it was an indicator of your status. We invite all fashionistas to look at some of the small, but significantly stylish objects in the exhibition Royal Taste: The Art of Princely Courts in Fifteenth-Century China
Here's your opportunity to meet William "Bill" Taggart, Circus Historian, who made good on the threat. After graduating from college, Bill Taggart went to work for the Ringling show. Get your tickets in advance for this intriguing, informal, and informative interview sessions.
Join us for this program that will focus on Paul Rudolph's Legacy in Florida. The program will include a visit to the Walker Guest House located on The Ringling grounds and a book signing event with architect and Rudolph scholar Joe King.
Founded in 1869 by William Wilson Corcoran, the Corcoran Gallery of Art's mission was to be "dedicated to art and used solely for the purpose of encouraging the American genius". Former Corcoran curator, Sarah Cash, will discuss a number of Corcoran objects how they fit into their new home in the National Gallery.
Using paintings from the Museum’s collection, this talk presented by Ringling staff will explore one of the most popular subjects in the history of art, the narrative of the birth of Christ.
Join us to create your own art! This Family Workshop is a drop-in art activity for children ages 4-10 and their caregiver.