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.
Around the globe, some aspects of circus performance remain universal, while others take on a local personality. Audiences are always thrilled by the high-flying feats of an aerialist, the danger of an exotic animal act, or the comedic antics of a clown.
This exhibition features approximately one hundred great works of Islamic art never before presented in a dedicated exhibition, this collection covers virtually all aspects of Islamic art in almost all media, ranging from the eighth to the twenty-first century and from Spain to Indonesia.
This evocative exhibition features some 70 exquisite objects related to the legendary Samurai warriors - full suits of armor, helmets, swords, sword-hilts, and saddles, as well as exquisite objects intended for personal use such as lacquered writing boxes, incense trays and foldable chairs.
The Ringlings recognized that they had the ability to increase attendance by including a different kind of spectacle in their traveling shows. These “spec” displays were created on such a grand scale that they frequently rated several different poster designs each season.