This evocative exhibition features some 70 exquisite objects related to the legendary Samurai warriors - full suits of armor, helmets, swords, sword-hilts, and saddles, as well as exquisite objects intended for personal use such as lacquered writing boxes, incense trays and foldable chairs.
This exhibition features approximately one hundred great works of Islamic art never before presented in a dedicated exhibition, this collection covers virtually all aspects of Islamic art in almost all media, ranging from the eighth to the twenty-first century and from Spain to Indonesia.
The Ringling commissioned the renowned architecture and design firm Machado Silvetti, based in Boston, to design the new Center for Asian Art. Founded in 1985 by partners Rodolfo Machado and Jorge Silvetti, the firm has developed an International reputation for its work with museums and educational institutions.
This tour will introduce you to the most significant materials used to create many of these exquisite objects while examining the multi-cultural nature of Islamic art and tradition.
Live music, art and atmosphere in the Museum of Art Courtyard! This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. We’ll even leave the lights on in the galleries late-night.
Friends of the Ringling Legacy celebrate the history of John and Mable Ringling and their vision for their home, art museum, and the circus that made it all possible. Friends of the Ringling Legacy will have unique opportunities to explore Ca' d'Zan, the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens.
The weapons and armor of a samurai were a statement about his status. This talk will explore some of the arms and armor in greater depth and examine the processes used in their production.
Did you know that the average museum visitor spends just 30 seconds looking at a work of art? Today, The Ringling is joining museums all over the world to slow down and focus on the art of seeing. You are invited to s l o w l y explore works in the Ringling collection with friends, museum staff, and volunteers.
Ranging from magnificently illuminated narratives to the sacred verses of the Qur'an, a great deal of artistic time and talent was lavished on these pages. We'll look at a selection of manuscripts that illustrate the variety of this art form.
Join in the discussion as we look at how the materials, processes and craftsmanship behind selected objects in the exhibition connect to the traditions and beliefs of Islam.