Time Spy is a mesmerizing animated film by Chinese artist Sun Xun. A superb painter and draughtsman, Sun Xun incorporates traditional techniques including ink painting, charcoal drawing, and woodblock printing into his films.
Circuses, expositions, and other forms of popular entertainment enchanted Western audiences with exotic peoples from faraway places in the nineteenth century. These entertainments had a profound impact on the way Westerners perceived the peoples of other parts of the world.
Drawing from the Museum’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, this exhibition assembles more than twenty paintings and sculptures by European and American artists associated with Abstract Expressionism.
The Ringling is the first museum in the United States to show this traveling exhibition, Zodiac (2018) LEGO . These colorful works are made entirely of small LEGO pieces and demonstrate the artist’s continued interest in the zodiac animal concept.
Manuel Álvarez Bravo was one of the most important figures in 20th century Latin American photography. His work extends from the late 1920’s to the 1990’s. He was a key figure from the period following the Mexican Revolution—often called the Mexican Renaissance—in which arts and literature flourished.
Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed offers an unique selection of paintings by the artist, along with numerous objects from the Solomon Archive on view for the first time.
Vancouver-based artist Howie Tsui’s solo exhibition, Retainers of Anarchy (2017), is an amalgamation of martial arts characters and techniques woven together with threads of social and political realities of present-day Hong Kong.
Curated from The Ringling’s photography collection, this exhibition features works by photographers who examine the complexities of identity and the staging of selfhood.
Skyway is a celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region, as it is a collaboration between four institutions: the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Tampa Museum of Art; and the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa.