In 2020, The Ringling received a significant gift of art from Murray Bring and Kay Delaney Bring, in support of the modern and contemporary collection. This exhibition presents selections from this gift in dialogue with rarely seen works from The Ringling's collection.
The Ringling is pleased to present an exhibition that celebrates the life and artwork of Eleanor Merritt. Eleanor was a dedicated volunteer at The Ringling for many years as a docent and Board member. She also served as president of the Venice Art Center and was active in other arts organizations as well.
Metadata: Rethinking Photography from the 21st Century is an exhibition that explores new paradigms for understanding the ecology of the photographic image.
Ballroom Florida was the most dazzling of Tokyo’s jazz-age dance halls. A new kind of venue in Japan in the 1920s–30s, dance halls offered a stylish space for young people to hear the latest music performed by live bands, practice dance steps with a skilled partner, and mix with like-minded peers.
Matsui Kōsei (Japanese, 1927–2003) is known for his delicately marbleized, unglazed vessels. Techniques of neriage or agateware, as these ceramics are known, were used from China’s Tang dynasty (618–907 C.E.) but have few precedents in Japan.
The exhibition’s title, The world is just so small, now, is borrowed from the first stanza of a poem by Brazilian artist Abraão Batista. Bringing together additional prints, watercolors, and drawings by artists working on paper, the exhibition highlights the medium as fundamental to the artists’ practice.
The families of UnidosNow worked with The Ringling Museum of Art to learn to use art as a conduit to express their thoughts and feelings. The result is this exhibition, inspired by their Hispanic heritage and their surroundings, with which the artists share their visions and dreams with all of us.
Join us for a Gallery Talk and explore the Museum and it's collection from a variety of perspectives. Your Gallery Talk Ticket includes Admission to the Museum of Art. Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens.
On the third Thursday of the month, join The Ringling for a FREE hands-on learning program, designed for homeschooling families and small groups.
This exhibition features a selection of works from the museum’s Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Collection of Photography. This collection, includes over 1000 photographic objects and images, representing some of the most important photo-based artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.