Skyway 20/21 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.
A poster designed with a portrait and images of the individual’s acts was a financial investment reserved for the most notable of performers. Today these printed images document the likenesses and accomplishments of some of the most talented women to be seen with the American circus.
Located in the Pavilion Gallery, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Center for Asian Art, this double-bill exhibition features modern and contemporary works on paper, glass, and ceramic sculpture from The Ringling and private collections.
This special exhibition highlights artwork by local children who were inspired by works of art in the museum's collection. Drop by and experience the Ringling collection through a new lens! Our Community Gallery is always free and open to the public!
Since Neolithic times, craftspeople across East Asia have used the sap of the lacquer tree to coat and bond together wood, bamboo, textiles, and ceramics to make articles for daily and ritual use. Since the late 1980s, a small circle of lacquer artists have pushed the medium in entirely new and dynamic directions.
In 2020, The Ringling has received a significant gift of art from Murray Bring and Kay Delaney Bring, in support of the modern and contemporary collection. This fall, the museum unveils an exhibition of selections from this gift in dialogue with rarely seen works from the collection.
Dancer/choreographer Rhodnie Désir explores the dances and rhythms that enslaved people produced, understanding these dances as a means of surviving enslavement, evading cultural genocide, and cultivating strategies that would lead to liberty and emancipation.
Metadata: Rethinking Photography from the 21st Century is an exhibition that explores new paradigms for understanding the ecology of the photographic image.