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.
This exhibition features are works by many preeminent 20th century artists such as Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Edward Weston, and Andy Warhol. The Warhol images include Poloroids from his entourage and inner circle during the 1960s and 70s.
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
Enjoy live music, and art in the Museum of Art Courtyard. This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Select galleries will be open until 11:00pm.
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.
Operatic in scope, "Ing an Die" weaves choreographic languages with symbolic imagery into a shape-shifting love story told amidst a pre-apocalyptic landscape. Choreographer James McGinn travels from Antwerp, Belgium, to present his work in his native Sarasota.
From Zimbabwe comes Nobuntu, the acclaimed a cappella quintet with an inventive program of Zimbabwean folksongs, Afro Jazz, and Gospel.
On a mission to bring dance “where it does not belong,” Happy Hour features "two guys” – desperate to be popular – who crash an after-hours party only to be hilariously inept in their quest.
In a heart-warming and moving solo performance, Volker Gerling presents his intimate, yet broadly-revealing, “thumb cinema” of flipbook portraits of the people he photographed as he journeyed 3,500km by foot throughout his native Germany.
Forbidden to leave Iran, Soleimanpour distills the experience of a generation into a wild, utterly original play. A drama realized by actor and audience together.