Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, creates works that are monumental, delicate, beautiful or spectacular, and are always provocative. Each of his projects is a call to be informed, critical, and thoughtful global citizens.
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!
Well off the beaten, historical path, Charlotte Perret's award winning At Their Doorstep is richly documented with exclusive, private, vintage, French carnival, photographic postcards saved by generations of traditional, Parisian carnival families.
Founded in 1968 by Irvin Feld, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus College, produced over 1500 graduates, many of whom went on to become professional merry makers. Learn about life in this remarkable and influential institution from three distinguished graduates.
With Hurricane Irma still fresh on our minds, and another hurricane season around the corner, this is the time to take stock of your landscape and garden... Learn how to be proactive in preparing for and hopefully minimizing the damage these summer storms bring to Florida.
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.
Two of the most charming features of the original Museum of Art are the stone parapet sculptures and the iron loggia lanterns. Constant exposure to the elements had taken a toll on these iconic features. Learn how art and science come together to save them with Chief Conservator Barbara Ramsay.
In this Conversation, Ron McCarty, Keeper of Ca d’Zan, will discuss Pogany’s work in Ca d’Zan, and Elisa Hansen, Head of Library Services, will present examples of illustrations by the artist from books in The Ringling’s Art Library Special Collection.