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.
Designer and artisan Cherie Ketchum of Mima Designs creates one-of-a-kind handbags, jackets and tops. Mima Designs has been featured in stores across the nation, including Milwaukee, New Orleans, Atlanta, and now, Sarasota and Bradenton.
Supporting, Partner, and Circle Members are invited to preview the exhibition, Toni Dove: Embodied Machines. Enjoy lite bites and beverages; a cash bar will be available. A reservation is required.
ROAR! is a storytime program, designed to engage toddlers and preschoolers in activities that connect art with early literacy. This program is free and no registration is required.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games.
Join us for a tour of the “living collections” of the grounds and gardens. This walking tour will introduce you to some of the key botanical specimens at The Ringling while providing a historic overview of the development of the property. This is a great way to learn about the local flora.
All Members are invited to join us to preview the exhibition, Toni Dove: Embodied Machines at your convenience through-out the day. Family friendly programming will be offered and refreshments will be served. Plus, save an extra 5% on regular price merchandise in the Museum Store! RSVP to Members Day.
Dove’s pioneering work, operates at the crossroads of live performance, interactive narrative, and virtual reality. The exhibition will explore more than 20 years of the artist’s projects, from early installations through her interactive cinema and stage performances and concluding with her most recent experiments.
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.
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.