The Ringling is seeking drummers to participate in a performance Aug 12-Sept 9. Fusing music and lights, Big Bang will use live audio from a drum set mapped into a grid of lights. Drummers are invited to create live improvised performances, responding to the visual patterns generated in the lights as they play.
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.
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.
Designer and artisan Cherie Ketchum of Mima Designs creates one-of-a-kind handbags, jackets and tops. Mima Designs has been featured in stores across the nation, including Milwaukee, New Orleans, Atlanta, and now, Sarasota and Bradenton.
Supporting, Partner, and Circle Members are invited to preview the exhibition, Toni Dove: Embodied Machines. Enjoy lite bites and beverages; a cash bar will be available. A reservation is required.
All Members are invited to join us to preview the exhibition, Toni Dove: Embodied Machines at your convenience through-out the day. Family friendly programming will be offered and refreshments will be served. Plus, save an extra 5% on regular price merchandise in the Museum Store! RSVP to Members Day.
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.
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.
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.
At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. As you gaze up at the sky through the 24 foot square aperture in the ceiling, you are invited to contemplate light, perception, and experience. Joseph's Coat is a unique experience.