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.
In 2016 The Ringling purchased ten photographs from Hank Willis Thomas’s provocative series Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915–2015.
Dove’s pioneering work, operates at the crossroads of live performance, interactive narrative, and virtual reality. The exhibition will explore more than 20 years of the artist’s projects, from early installations through her interactive cinema and stage performances and concluding with her most recent experiments.
Elephants transformed into swans, beautiful girls turned into birthday cakes, and clowns became kings. This exhibition will include original sketches, watercolors, swatchbooks, and ther production documents. Some drawings will be paired with actual wardrobe pieces and historic photographs.
How a painting is framed is an important decision that can add or detract from our appreciation of the work of art. Learn what goes into selecting the appropriate frame while learning about a selection of frames in The Ringling's collection.
Join Associate Curator of the Circus and exhibition organizer, Jennifer Lemmer-Posey, for a tour of this whimsical, colorful, and dynamic show. Original sketches, watercolors, fabric swatches, historic photos and actual wardrobe bring to life the work of this trans-formative designer.
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!
In this Conversation, a Book Conservator's Journey to the Beginning will be presented by Sonja Jordan-Mowery, a book and paper conservator who has trained and conducted conservation assessments around the world.
In 1941 designer Miles White was asked to join a team engaged with transforming and updating the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. The vision was to unify the entire circus experience by coordinating all the design elements.
Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a special day designed just for homeschool families. Facilitated stations designed to engage different age levels will be set up throughout the Museum of Art. Families are free to move through these stations at their own pace to enjoy and learn together as a family.