Wilmer Pearson was the 2016-2018 Chair of the Docent Advisory Council at The Ringling. He has been a volunteer at the Ringling Museum since 2002 after retiring from working 37 years as an educator in Wisconsin. Wilmer presently serves as a docent at Ca'd'Zan, the Circus Museum, Gardens and Grounds, and school tours.
Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. But his detective work,forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.
What does it mean for a museum to be a civic space? How do museums encourage dialogue and inspire community engagement? What is the role of the museum in the 21st century? Explore these questions and more through the lens of institutional curatorial practice and the work of socially-engaged contemporary artists.
Special edition Viewpoint! Leah Verier-Dunn of Moving Ethos discussing how to use conceptual tools like Body, Space, and Time to create choreography. Recommended for Dance and Theater Majors.
The Ringling and all of its venues are closed today. Happy Thanksgiving!
Crackling with his signature bravado and high-energy physicality, Raphael Xavier shares the stage with a multigenerational cast, performing a series of solos, duets and quintets in his newest work, featuring a soundscape of beats, spoken word poetry and musical rhythms.
Distilling the art of breaking to its purest form, Raphael Xavier takes this movement vocabulary to uncharted territory in this special class. Participants will be able to learn about various breaking movements as well as the importance of Spoken Word and Poetry within his piece, Point of Interest.
Maureen joined the Museum in 1998 and in 2008 she became Curator of Education. With the support of outstanding colleagues, the scope and responsibilities of the Education Department grew under her leadership.
It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unraveling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown.
Join Mark Lamster, award-winning architectural critic, professor of architecture, and 2017 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design as he shares his research from his recent biography on the late architect Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House.