As early as the 1840s, circus impresarios understood the importance of the parade as a way to impress potential audiences. Enjoy a selection of posters dating from 1848 to 1920 and imagine the excitement of the “The Most Magnificent Street Spectacle Ever Seen,” the circus parade.
Territories: Photography, Space, and Power explores the myriad ways in which spaces are organized by cultural forces and political power.
Organized by The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, in partnership with The Ringling, this major exhibition will feature more than 80 objects, many on loan from prestigious institutions across the US and Europe including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Louvre.
The new Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery of Contemporary Art will open with a site-specific installation by American artist Anne Patterson. Pathless Woods will be an interactive, multi-media installation in which the visitor is invited to walk through a forest of ribbons.
This exhibition presents photojournalism from two key historic moments of the former Soviet Union: WWII and the August Coup of 1991 that ended the communist regime. It features photos from the Ringling’s permanent collection.
Fantasies of the exotic Far East have shaped the performing and visual arts of America from the beginning of the country. Traveling circuses, exotic travelers in their own right, embraced the undeniable draw of the people and cultures of Asia, including exotic “Oriental” attractions and spectacles.
Founded in 1968 at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Graphicstudio is an acclaimed workshop dedicated to realizing collaborative projects with contemporary artists. Inspired by the tradition of the printmaker’s atelier, Graphicstudio works in partnership with artists to create art work in editions.
During the heyday of printed circus advertising, one of the most difficult measures of fame for a performer to achieve was to merit their own “paper,” especially impressive were those select few performers whose portraits were included alongside images of their fantastic accomplishments.
This exhibition considers the relationship between mind, body and soul through a selection of paintings, photography, videos, sculpture and installations that are designed to inspire compassion and commemoration.
The subject of the nude human body has played an esteemed role in the history of Western art for millennia. This exhibition presents the many ways in which twentieth and twenty-first century photographers have presented the undressed human body in their work.