The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to present an exhibition of work by one of the 20th century’s most celebrated photographers: Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902-2002). Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Specters and Parables will open Dec. 8, 2019, and run through March 1, 2020.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum is pleased to partner with Newtown Alive! in presenting its fall Collecting Recollections series. The program captures the oral histories of important change-makers and community leaders in front of a live audience. This season will allow audiences to hear from three fascinating women who will recount their coming-of-age experiences in Sarasota.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that an article written by Marian Carpenter, Associate Director of Collections/Chief Registrar will be included in both the next edition of American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) History News Magazine and the NCPH/AASLH Inclusion Historian Handbook.
Gulf Coast Community Foundation has awarded a generous $50,000 Arts Appreciation grant to The Ringling that will support the museum’s Art of Our Time initiative during the 2019-2020 season. The foundation’s Arts Appreciation grants provide unrestricted funding to cornerstone arts and cultural organizations in the region to help them pursue their artistic missions.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce they will be offering an Artists and Climate Change Incubator with Chantal Bilodeau of The Arctic Cycle (NYC). The program, which will include interdisciplinary conversations, interaction with exhibits, film and workshops will be held Nov. 21-24, 2019.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County are pleased to present X-Marks the Spot, an all-new form of “X-Tra Sensory Theatre” created for all audiences, inspired by children who are visually impaired. X-Marks the Spot: An X-Tra Sensory Xperience uses sounds, voices, tastes and touchable, scented props to create an all-new multisensory theater event, ideal for children and parents to experience together.
Acclaimed artist Ai Weiwei will return to The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art with his new Zodiac (2018) LEGO series, on view in the Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Gallery for Contemporary Art from Nov. 17, 2019-Feb. 2, 2020.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, home to 66 acres of fabulous Florida foliage and fauna, is pleased to announce their seasonal calendar of grounds and gardens events. The Ringling will be offering both weekly tours and special programming offered by Kevin Greene, Certified Arborist and the Ringling’s Assistant Director of Grounds and Kai Sacco, the Ringling’s new Rose Garden Horticulturist.
-Have you ever dreamed of spending your days touring people through one of the world’s greatest baroque art collections? Do you love to learn new things and meet new people? The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is looking for you!
The John and Mable Ringling Museum will open its doors free of charge to all visitors of the Museum of Art and the Tibbals Learning Center Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.