Emblem Books, derived from medieval allegory and bestiaries, were collections of symbolic pictures accompanied by verse or text. Elisa Hansen, Head of Library Services, will share rare Emblem Books from the Library's collections during this program.
The Ringling offers Saturday for Educators throughout the school year. Educators may attend this program to learn about the Ringling's permanent collection and special exhibitions, network with other educators, and refresh their creative spirit.
Geisha have always fascinated people particularly in Europe and American as part of their imagined version of Japan. While the word geisha literally means "person of the arts", myths about the nature of the geisha culture abound. Learn about the fact vs. fiction in this lecture by Dr. Daphne Rosenzweig.
The American circus has often reached out to the rich traditions of the global circus community. Hear the stories of these performers and entrepreneurs who brought their talent and skills to American, enriching this already phenomenally popular entertainment.
The art of medieval Europe-stained glass windows, mesmerizing church bells, and tapestries depicting fragrant gardens- stirred the senses. Join Virginia Brilliant, The Ulla R. Searing Curator of Collections, for an introduction to A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe.
By combining the visual and aural arts, the music of the Brooklyn based performance artists Chargeaux will give us the opportunity to “see” paintings differently in The Ringling collection by “hearing” them.
You can attract butterflies to your garden by growing their favorite nectar-producing flowers. Using The Ringling’s Secret Garden as our classroom, you will learn which plants will give you the best results in creating a year-round environment for these wonderful creatures.
Join us for this film series that explores the complex historical relationship of America and Asia through a critical examination of films that have played an integral role in American popular culture.
Believed to have originated in China, the history of tea is complex and long, and is spread over multiple cultures across the world. Join Glynis Chapman and Michael Duranko of Local Tea for this introduction to the story of tea accompanied by a tea tasting.
Medieval banquets were a feast for the senses. Touch, taste, smell, sound, and sight all contributed to the pleasures of these elaborate meals. Discover the works of art in this exhibition that bring these fabulous fetes to life.