The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that they are the recipient of a recent grant from the Eugene F. and Elizabeth Hull Fund of the Manatee Community Foundation. The $10,000 grant will help support The Ringling’s upcoming collaboration with artist Rhodnie Desir.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration will open June 20, 2021. The exhibition is a celebration of artistic practices in the Tampa Bay region and highlights the diversity of art being made in Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to welcome celebrated photographer John Pinderhughes for a virtual artist’s talk. The online event will take place May 25 at 10:30 a.m. Christopher Jones, Stanton B. and Nancy W. Kaplan Curator of Photography and Media Art, will facilitate the conversation during which Pinderhughes will share his memories and stories from his long and celebrated career as a professional photographer and fine artist.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support Metadata: Rethinking Photography from the 21st Century. This project is an exhibition that explores new paradigms for understanding the ecology of the photographic image. The Ringling’s project is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art announced it will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer. The 2021 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 15, 2021, and end on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2021.
The archives at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is diligently working on making old films new. The archives that serve as the repository for 410 historic circus films from as far back as 1926, has acquired new technology that allows them to not only convert the analog films for digital use, but to preserve and correct them. High-resolution still photos can also be captured from the films.
Sarasota, Florida- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will be screening The Blood is at the Doorstep Friday, May 21, at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a Say His Name virtual panel discussion. The discussion, which is available via Zoom, will include four women whose families have been impacted by police violence over the last decade.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce the celebration of World Circus Day, April 17, 2021. World Circus Day is an annual holiday dedicated to circus as an art form. Initiated by the European Circus Association and the World Circus Federation, World Circus Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in April.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to present Saitō Kiyoshi: Graphic Awakening. The exhibition will open Mar 14, 2021 and run through Aug 15, 2021 in the Ringling’s Searing galleries.