The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is celebrating the completion of a new digital history project. Slips, Falls, Mishaps and Tragedies: Mapping Circus Accidents, 1893 explores the darker, dangerous side of circus life. The work, presented as a GIS Story Map, provides an interactive overview of the railroad routes of 5 circuses during the 1893 season and the accidents that occurred along the way.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is thrilled to announce that they have been awarded a Level 2 Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum for achieving particular standards of professional practices deemed important for arboreta and botanic gardens
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art announced today that it has added benefits for WIC cardholders to its Museums for All program. Museums for All is a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that the museum’s Art of Performance program will feature two artists who have recently been recipients of 2019-2020 Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America program grants. Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) have announced grants totaling $120,000.
- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Getty Foundation Conserving Canvas Initiative grant. The grant of $176,800 was awarded to The Ringling Museum of Art Foundation on June 6, 2019. This grant is in support of the major conservation treatment of the museum’s monumental oil on canvas painting, Emperor Justinian by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant.
The modern museum is a vibrant, inclusive hub of activities for the community that it serves. With the guidance of its new strategic plan, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has made great strides toward achieving its goals of inclusion, inspiration and excellence. As The Ringling’s Youth and Family program manager, Angelica Hull has seen firsthand the difference that creative and inclusive programming can make in the lives of Sarasota families.
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is honored to take part in World Refugee Day by presenting a film by Ai Weiwei. The film, Human Flow, is an epic journey that gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary exposes both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Weiwei filmed in 23 countries including Kenya, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, Gaza and Northern Greece.