Friends of the Ringling Legacy celebrate the history of John and Mable Ringling and their vision for their home, art museum, and the circus that made it all possible. Friends of the Ringling Legacy will have unique opportunities to explore Ca' d'Zan, the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens.
Friends of Art of Our Time share an interest in modern and contemporary art. They enjoy unique opportunities to engage with the artists, performers and the contemporary and modern works found in The Ringling's permanent collection.
Join us for this series of oral history interviews with local residents Mrs. Odessa Butler, Sheila Sanders, and Sheila Atkins. Vickie Oldham, founder and director of Newtown Alive! will conduct the interviews in the Historic Asolo Theater.
Join us in the Historic Asolo Theater for this immersive movie experience! Starting at 5:30 PM, guests will enjoy themed music, food, and fun family craft activities. Despite his family's generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz.
Join us for a creative project relating to our collections: we will rotate themes to cover the Circus, Ca' d’Zan, Museum of Art, and Gardens! Each week, we will have a making component in our Education Building classrooms as well as a guide to help you locate and learn more about the inspiration for each project.
This intimate and interactive production loosely based on the Victorian children's novel, "Five Children and It" by E. Nesbit features a low light setting and touchable and scented props. The interactive play is 45 minutes long and is fun for all ages! Blindfolds are available for sighted participants.
Join Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame of Raiz de 4 for a special Masterclass on flamenco dance technique. The class will delve into the art of flamenco by reviewing its most primitive roots.Masterclasses take place in the Perret Performance Studio.
Become a Circle Member and join us! Circle Members enjoy unique opportunities exclusive to the Circles that will allow you to explore the collections and to engage with the expertise of our staff and visiting artists.
Members at the Supporting Level and above are invited to join Director Steven High for an update on what we have accomplished and where we are headed for the 2019-2020 season.
Join a Museum educator for a one-hour tour designed for parents or caregivers visiting the museum with an infant. This tour allows for adult discussion within a group that does not mind if a chatty or crying baby joins the conversation. Strollers or front baby carriers only, please.