Professor Vanessa Toulmin, Curator of Engagement and Director of the National Fairground Archive at Sheffield University, U.K. will offer a global outlook on the development of circus culture in Europe and America over the last 250 years.
With 250 years of a rich and diverse legacy, how will the modern circus build on this heritage and reinvent itself to engage with a new audience? Questions, observations, and future plans will be offered by this distinguished panel of performers, directors, historians,scholars and advocates.
How a painting is framed is an important decision that can add or detract from our appreciation of the work of art. Learn what goes into selecting the appropriate frame while learning about a selection of frames in The Ringling's collection.
Join Associate Curator of the Circus and exhibition organizer, Jennifer Lemmer-Posey, for a tour of this whimsical, colorful, and dynamic show. Original sketches, watercolors, fabric swatches, historic photos and actual wardrobe bring to life the work of this trans-formative designer.
Join us for a special ROAR series designed for older children, ages 5 to 7! In this special series, we will visit a museum venue and read a story in the museum followed by an art activity.
Kids Quests are family-friendly and participatory museum tours for visitors ages 8 to 12. Kids Quests are facilitated by a museum educator and are approximately 45 minutes in length.
Art Making takes place in the Visitor's Pavilion, where our Children's Welcome Center is transformed into an art studio for the evening. We will be exploring different materials that artists use to create art. We provide the materials, you provide the vision. All ages are encouraged to participate!
In this Conversation, a Book Conservator's Journey to the Beginning will be presented by Sonja Jordan-Mowery, a book and paper conservator who has trained and conducted conservation assessments around the world.
ROAR! is a storytime program, designed to engage toddlers and preschoolers in activities that connect art with early literacy. ROAR! is free, however a ticket is required. Tickets may be picked up in the Visitors Pavilion the morning of the program.
Join The Ringling Art Library’s book club, the Literati. Discuss famous authors & art history! The program is FREE and registration is not required.