July 27, 10:30 am | Virtual Gallery Conversation: Dog Days of Summer | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets
It’s a dog’s life! Join us as we meet some of the furry friends found in the museum’s art collection.
Aug 3, 10:30 am | Saitō Kiyoshi: A Conversation with Friends and Collectors | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets
The Ringling’s current exhibition, Saitō Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening, surveys the work of one of Japan’s most beloved artists in the West. Our panel of experts — including collectors and friends of Saitō — will offer insights and analyses of Saitō’s remarkable work, his milieu, and his reception abroad.
Charles Citrin: Private collector, major donor to the exhibition Saitō Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening
Elias Martin: Founder and owner of Collecting Japanese Prints, lender to Saitō Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening
Allison Tolman: Gallery Director of The Tolman Collection of New York, professional associate and friend of Saitō
Rhiannon Paget, Curator of Asian Art at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, curator of Saitō Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening
Aug 10, 1:00 pm | Curating Sam Gilliam, a Virtual Conversation | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets
Sam Gilliam is one of the most exciting and influential American artists working today. His work is currently featured at The Ringling’s exhibition Sam Gilliam: Selections and is the subject of an upcoming major retrospective at The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Hear from Steven High, executive director of The Ringling, and Evelyn C. Hankins, senior curator at the Hirshhorn, as they discuss Gilliam’s importance to abstraction and what it’s like to curate his work.
Aug 12, 6:00 pm | Virtual Lecture: The Green Book | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets
Discover what “The Green Book” is and was for African Americans all over the US during the period spanning 1930-60s, and the laws that existed which made owning “the book” potentially life-saving, in this virtual lecture by Dr. Cheryl Howard, CEO and co-founder of the African American Heritage Society of Pensacola.
Sep 24, 10:30 am | Ca' d'Zan: Its Evolution from a Winter Home to a Historic House Museum Buy Tickets
This illustrated lecture by Marissa Hershon, Curator of Ca’ d’Zan and Decorative Arts, will take a closer look at how Ca’ d’Zan came to be built in Sarasota and became nationally recognized soon after it was completed in 1926. The talk will explore a number of alterations made to the mansion from the museum’s early years and reexamine the presentation and interpretation of the architecture, interiors, and collection for public visitors over the decades. Recent research into the institution’s history, archival records and visual documentation of Ca’ d’Zan will be shared to contextualize this unique landmark building. This program will also be offered in-person in the Chao Lecture Hall; click here to learn more.
Oct 6, 10:30 am | A Closer Look: Juan de Pareja's Flight into Egypt | $5 / Free for Members Buy Tickets
Join Dr. Sarah Cartwright for a closer look at a rare work by the Spanish painter Juan de Pareja (1606-1670). Pareja was an enslaved assistant to the painter Diego Velázquez, but after obtaining his freedom in 1654, he established himself as a successful independent painter. This talk will focus on Pareja’s earliest known work, the Flight into Egypt in The Ringling’s collection (signed and dated 1658). This program will also be offered in-person in the Chao Lecture Hall; click here to learn more.
To attend virtual programs you will need to access ZOOM on a personal digital device; a computer, tablet, or cell phone will work! Here are instructions to help you get started with ZOOM: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193 Please note, these live programs will be recorded and may be shared online upon their conclusion. By attending a live virtual program, you acknowledge and consent to the incidental filming of your likeness and voice as may be captured.