These galleries present an overview of some of the major projects with artists that have taken place in the first five years of the Art of Our Time program. In addition to the significant acquisitions of art for the permanent collection made by the museum, a number of important donations have also been included.
Demonstrating The Ringling’s continuing commitment to the study of Asian art, Eternal Offerings showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
This exhibition is not only a celebration of artistic practice in the Tampa Bay area, but also an exercise in collaboration as it is shared between three institutions: The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota; the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg; and the Tampa Museum of Art.
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!
This exhibition features are works by many preeminent 20th century artists such as Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Edward Weston, and Andy Warhol. The Warhol images include Poloroids from his entourage and inner circle during the 1960s and 70s.
Join us on Mondays to receive free admission to the Museum of Art as well as a special art-making program tied to works of art you can find in the galleries. You can also pick up one of our Museum of Art Family Guides for a new way to enjoy the art museum as a family!
Step into the galleries and celebrate the thriving artistic practice in our community. Talk with artists from the Greater Tampa Bay area who work in a variety of media.
The ability to cast tools, weapons, and works of art in bronze was so important to the development of civilization that we refer to an entire era as The Bronze Age. The Ringling is rich in resources to demonstrate the methods of casting that were developed in different cultures.
The Ringling photography collection is rich in phenomenal portraits by artists such as Cindy Sherman and Richard Avedon. Join museum staff as we introduce you to these artists and their subjects.
Be a part of this lively discussion among artists and curators from Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota counties. Through collaboration, they have "bridged" the gap and presented three exhibitions consisting of works that reflect the diversity and creativity of our contemporary art scene.