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.
This replica by the Sarasota Architectural Foundation of the 1952 Walker Guest House, designed by Paul Rudolph, presents one of the hallmarks of the "Sarasota School" of modernism.
Royal Taste offers a unique glimpse into the luxurious lifestyles and religious practices of princely courts in early- and mid-Ming China (1368-1644). This exhibition reveals some lesser-known aspects of palatial lives, religious patronage, and afterlife beliefs of Ming princes, whose world has long been a mystery.
These architectural gems in particular are early examples of the innovative design and daring for which Rudolph would be known. A variety of vintage photographic and architectural material will be exhibited.