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 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.
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
In 2016 The Ringling purchased ten photographs from Hank Willis Thomas’s provocative series Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915–2015.
Dove’s pioneering work, operates at the crossroads of live performance, interactive narrative, and virtual reality. The exhibition will explore more than 20 years of the artist’s projects, from early installations through her interactive cinema and stage performances and concluding with her most recent experiments.
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Initiated in 1970, the Circus Celebrity award honors men and women whose performances represent the highest achievements in skill, daring, and showmanship. These performers have made the American circus into one of the greatest forms of live entertainment.
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.
How a painting is framed is an important decision that can add or detract from our appreciation of the work of art. Learn what goes into selecting the appropriate frame while learning about a selection of frames in The Ringling's collection.
Share the legacy of Mable's beloved rose garden while you enjoy a beautiful brunch alongside the rose garden. Enjoy a reception at 10:30 AM followed by a seated brunch at 11:30 AM. The reception will include entertainment and mimosas in a fully bloomed rose garden.