Two of the most charming features of the original Museum of Art are the stone parapet sculptures and the iron loggia lanterns. Constant exposure to the elements had taken a toll on these iconic features. Learn how art and science come together to save them with Chief Conservator Barbara Ramsay.
Founded in 1968 by Irvin Feld, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus College, produced over 1500 graduates, many of whom went on to become professional merry makers. Learn about life in this remarkable and influential institution from three distinguished graduates.
Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, creates works that are monumental, delicate, beautiful or spectacular, and are always provocative. Each of his projects is a call to be informed, critical, and thoughtful global citizens.
What makes a clown, how did the clown get into the circus, and how does one become a clown? What role did Clown College play in producing American circus clowns and since the closing of Ringling Bros., what is the future of the circus clown?
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Artist Rania Matar was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. in 1984. Originally trained as an architect, she studied photography which has become her medium of choice. Matar has created several series that depict the effect of conflict on the lives of ordinary Lebanese as well as Syrian refugees.
In the early hours of the morning on the campus of an American college, Martha, much to her husband George’s displeasure, has invited the new professor and his wife to their home for some after-party drinks. As the alcohol flows and dawn approaches, the young couple are drawn into George and Martha’s toxic games.