Join a Museum educator for a one-hour tour designed for parents or caregivers visiting the museum with an infant. This tour allows for adult discussion within a group that does not mind if a chatty or crying baby joins the conversation. Strollers or front baby carriers only, please.
Join The Ringling Art Library’s book club, the Literati. Discuss famous authors & art history! The program is free and registration is not required.
ROAR is The Ringling’s family story time designed to engage toddlers and preschoolers in activities that connect art and early literacy. Join us for a story and accompanying art activity.
Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a special day designed just for homeschool families. Facilitated stations designed to engage different age levels will be set up throughout the Museum of Art. Families are free to move through these stations at their own pace to enjoy and learn together as a family.
Join us for a creative project relating to our collections: we will rotate themes to cover the Circus, Ca' d’Zan, Museum of Art, and Gardens! Each week, we will have a making component in our Education Building classrooms as well as a guide to help you locate and learn more about the inspiration for each project.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep the Ringling's 66 acres both gorgeous and functional? Join the Grounds staff for an informal discussion of the work they do, including an explanation of their day-to-day tasks, highlights of their favorite parts of the job, and trade secrets of the profession.
Join us to explore various aspects of the Museum and its collection. Tickets are free with Museum Admission and are available for pick-up on the day of the program. Members may reserve tickets in advance. Tickets are limited.
Educators Workshops are offered throughout the year. They are designed to enhance educators’ understanding of The Ringling’s collections and special exhibitions, and provide an opportunity for networking, collaboration, and inspiration.
During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, the American circus was the nation’s most popular form of entertainment. Join us for this lecture by Janet M. Davis is Professor of American Studies and History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Join us for this series of oral history interviews with local residents Mrs. Odessa Butler, Sheila Sanders, and Sheila Atkins. Vickie Oldham, founder and director of Newtown Alive! will conduct the interviews in the Historic Asolo Theater.