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
The 2018 Circus Spectacular will amaze and dazzle you! Join us for an hour of incredible family fun at affordable prices. Presented in collaboration with our good friends at The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota.
ROAR! is a storytime program, designed to engage toddlers and preschoolers in activities that connect art with early literacy. No advance registration is required. ROAR! is free, however you must pick up tickets in the Visitors Pavilion on the morning of the program.
Join us on Mondays for a special art-making program tied to objects you can find in the galleries as well as free admission to the Museum of Art. Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Visitors Pavilion the day of the program.
This program is sold-out! The program, previously featuring the Chiurazzii sculptures has been changed and will now be "Architecture in Painting, Sculpture, and the Museum." Led by Gabrielle van Ravenswaay, Ringling Intern, this talk will explore the role of architecture in a variety of media.
This summer light and sound come into play with a special installation by the artist Ezra Masch. VOLUMES harnesses the speed of light to reveal the volume of sound and space. This immersive audio and visual installation will feature a 3-d grid of LED lights that will fill the interior of the Ringling’s Monda Gallery.
As a part of the special installation, VOLUMES, by the artist Ezra Masch The Ringling is presenting four special performances highlighting influential and versatile percussionists, including Brian Blade, Greg Fox and ntonio Sánchez.
Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a special day designed just for homeschool families. Facilitated stations designed to engage different age levels will be set up throughout the Museum of Art. Families are free to move through these stations at their own pace to enjoy and learn together as a family.