This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in the Tampa Bay area, but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art.
Demonstrating The Ringling’s continuing commitment to the study of Asian art, Eternal Offerings showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
This exhibition features original posters spanning the history of this singular brand, giving us another opportunity to marvel at a few of the amazing talents that have performed for the Greatest Show on Earth.
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.
These galleries present an overview of some of the major projects with artists that have taken place in the first five years of the Art of Our Time program. In addition to the significant acquisitions of art for the permanent collection made by the museum, a number of important donations have also been included.
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.