Friends of Asian Art connect with other members with an interest in the arts of China, Japan, Korea and South and Southeast Asia. Events are held exclusively for the Friends including exhibition viewings, guest lectures and examination of artworks represented in the Asian art collections.
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a smorgasbord of rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.
Although women make up around ninety percent of tea ceremony practitioners in contemporary Japan, histories of the practice typically ignore women’s presence until the late 19th century. In her talk, Dr. Corbett will introduce some of the main trends we can identify for women’s tea practice in these periods.
Heidi Taylor is a native of Sarasota and grew up at the Museum, since her father was the Curator of the Circus Museum in the 1950s and 60s. Heidi herself joined the museum in 1990 as a gate attendant and in 1992 was promoted to admissions supervisor, overseeing ticketing and admissions.
Support emerging museum professionals and see the collections from a new perspective. Join the FSU graduate students in residence at The Ringling for these in-gallery programs on topics and themes of their choice.
Come enjoy the newly-reinstalled Galleries 16, 17, and 18 in the Museum of Art! Dr. Sarah Cartwright, Ulla R. Searing Curator of Collections, will walk us through the reinstallation process. Highlights include new paint, new lighting, new information, and new thematic arrangements of the works on view.
Recorded live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season.
Join us in the Museum of Art Courtyard for this immersive movie experience! The Book of Life will be projected on a large inflatable screen in the Courtyard. Before the movie, guests will enjoy music, activities, and decor inspired by the film. This family event is perfect for all ages.
The Ringling invites members of our community to participate in conversations about Coco Fusco: Twilight at a series of informal “meet-ups.” We will meet at the Tin Man of the Twenty-First Century sculpture and then move inside the museum to discuss reactions, questions, and ideas generated from the exhibition.
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 2019-2019 season. This program will take place in the Chao Lecture Hall in the Center for Asian Art and a light breakfast fare will be served.