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.
Active in the US and Middle East, the artists in the exhibition depict the conditions and people caught in the crossfire of wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, and Israel from a variety of perspectives.
This exhibition presents five international artists who explore the complicated facets of the US-Mexico border, a zone where the political is intensely palpable. Their works meditate on the social and political phenomena in an era when migration and the reemergence of nationalism are key global issues.
Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of the luminaries of American photojournalism. The German-born Eisenstaedt learned his craft in Europe in the 1920s and 30s, pioneering the use of the small Leica 35mm camera to get closer to his subjects and create more candid pictures.
This event is sold-out. Using paintings from the Museum’s collection, this talk presented by Ringling staff will explore one of the most popular subjects in the history of art, the narrative of the birth of Christ.
Join us in the Museum of Art Courtyard for an interactive holiday movie night! Featuring live music by Josh Walther and the Phase5 Band, family friendly activities, holiday lights, photo ops with Buddy and Jovie, and a screening of the holiday favorite, Elf, starring Will Farrell and James Caan.
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.
The Ghent Altarpiece (1432) by Jan and Hubert van Eyck is one of the most iconic works of Western art as it embodies the birth of new skills and vision. The artwork in itself is often claimed to be the most stolen painting in history.
Join us on Thursday nights to receive discounted admission to the museum as well as special activities for families.
The Ringling and all of its venues are closed today. Happy Holidays!