The Ringling News

The Visual Representation of Proverbs

The Ringling Art Library has an impressive and growing collection of emblem books, a popular genre in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that was particularly prevalent in The Netherlands.
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Welcome to The Ringling!
Dear Friends of The Ringling, On March 18, The Ringling celebrated the opening of Reclaiming Home: Contemporary Seminole Art with free admission to all venues for our visitors. READ MORE
Juana Romani’s Femme au fond rouge
This summer, The Ringling made an important addition to its collection of 19th-century European art with the acquisition of a stunning work by the Italian-born painter Juana Romani (1867-1924). Romani’s Femme au fond rouge (Woman on a Red Background) will be presented at The Ringling for the first time as part of the exhibition A Decade of Collecting, on view in the galleries of the Arthur F. and Ulla R. Searing Wing from October 22, 2022 through January 22, 2023. READ MORE
Five Facts about Rubens at The Ringling
The Ringling’s Triumph of the Eucharist paintings—five immense canvases that greet visitors upon entering the galleries of the Museum of Art—are breathtakingly impressive and wow visitors from all over the world every day. However, the history of these works is equally fascinating! Here are five facts about this series by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and his workshop. READ MORE
Guercino and Bisi: Fellow Artists and Friends
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1599 - 1666), called Il Guercino in reference to his pronounced squint, was a leading painter of the Baroque period. He painted this magnificent portrait of his fellow artist and friend, the Franciscan friar Bonaventura Bisi (1601 - 1659), in about 1658-59, toward the end of Bisi’s life. READ MORE