Here, in an extraordinary place is an extraordinary collection of art. From the Rubens Galleries to the Turrell Skyspace, view the permanent collection’s treasures, the fascinating exhibitions from around the world and the classical sculptures that fill the grand courtyard. The State Art Museum of Florida, this awe-inspiring palace was originally built by famed circus impresario John Ringling as a legacy to the citizens of Florida. This is a place of beauty and wonder.
Museum of Art
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. Select Galleries will be open until 11:00pm.
The human form has been the preoccupation of countless artists over time. Join museum staff for an introduction to the special exhibition Expressive Bodies, a selection of four centuries of works on paper and photographs from the Ringling’s permanent collection.
Join us for fun and dancing in the beautiful Museum of Art Courtyard. Music will be provided by DeLeon Entertainment. This event is included with Art After 5 Admission. Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.
To some, garbage is more than just junk on the street; as displayed in the exhibition Re:Purposed. Museum staff will lead an introductory discussion of this exhibition considering the importance of material in the creation of works of art.
Drawn from the Ringling's permanent collection of photographs, rare books, and works on paper, Expressive Bodies surveys the ways in which artists have conceived of the human form over four centuries in Western art.