The Ringling Annonces Virtual Programs for May-June
Exhibitions Runs Extended
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Virtual Ringling Reflections
Ringling Reflections programs are designed specifically for people with memory loss and their care partners. Visitors must have access to a laptop, desktop computer or iPad with video capabilities. The virtual tour is free of charge but advance registration is required and space is limited. Registration will open approximately 30 days before the program. A link to the virtual meeting space will be sent out via email after you register. To attend virtual programs you will need to access ZOOM on a personal digital device: a computer, tablet or phone will work!
Sunday, May 10, @ 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 14, @ 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Walk and Sign
This program is designed specifically for Deaf visitors. Visitors requiring an ASL interpreter are invited to join us for a virtual tour of our collection. Visitors must have access to a laptop, desktop computer or iPad with video capabilities.
The tour is free of charge but advance registration is required and space is limited. Registration will open approximately 30 days before the program. A link to the virtual meeting space will be sent out via email in the week before the program. To attend virtual programs you will need to access ZOOM on a personal digital device; a computer, tablet or phone will work!
Join us for our first Virtual Gallery Walk & Sign May 14 @ 5 p.m.
Virtual Family Tours
Families with children of all ages welcome, but content will be geared toward playing together as a family. Join museum educators as we set off on an adventure through the Ringling collections. All ages welcome, but content will be geared toward playing together as a family. This program will not be recorded.
May 2 @ 10:30 a.m. | Art Adventure!
Access Anytime Programs
Learn From Home
The Ringling is actively working to support students, caregivers, and teachers during this period of learning from home. The resources offered here are updated frequently, so please check back often. Remember, you don't need to have a closet full of art supplies at home to create and enjoy the activities listed here. Get creative and use the materials you have on hand!
Bayfront Garden Tours
Tour the Bayfront Gardens from the comfort of your home! Join Horticulturist Kai Sacco for a fun and educational virtual tour. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLctJhityCmSn-rglKx-fr-yHdqsXrU-Gy
Art Chats are short conversations about artworks between a museum educator and someone working outside the museum field. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLctJhityCmSl092AJcUQFztB1jqZywjTY
Digital Performance Picks
Get movie recommendations, learn some new dance steps or view performance art. The selections change frequently, so visit often. https://www.ringling.org/digital-performance-picks
New and Continuing Exhibitions
**We hope to see you at The Ringling galleries after we reopen. Please note that these exhibitions have been extended.
Sun Xun: Time Spy
Aug. 11, 2019-Oct. 4, 2020
Time Spy (2016) is a mesmerizing 3D animated film by Chinese artist Sun Xun (b.1980). A superb painter and draughtsman, Sun Xun incorporates traditional techniques including ink painting, charcoal drawing, and woodblock printing into his films. His masterful use of analog and digital technologies to explore pressing concerns of our time makes him one of the most compelling artists working in new media.
Tour du Monde
Oct. 18, 2019- Oct. 18, 2020
Circuses, expositions, and other forms of popular entertainment enchanted Western audiences with exotic peoples from faraway places in the 19th century. These entertainments had a profound impact on the way Westerners perceived the peoples of other parts of the world. This exhibition features a selection of the posters produced to advertise these living attractions. The posters reveal the different lenses through which their subjects were viewed by the public in Europe and America. Some are suggestive of an ethnological approach, while others clearly emphasize spectacle.
Remaking the World: Abstraction from the Permanent Collection
Nov. 10, 2019 – May 2, 2021
Drawing from the Museum’s permanent collection of modern and contemporary art, the exhibition Remaking the World: Abstraction from the Permanent Collection assembles more than 20 paintings and sculptures by European and American artists associated with Abstract Expressionism. The exhibition features an immensely significant bequest of paintings by Joan Mitchell and Robert Motherwell from the collection of Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman; the first additions to the collection by these prominent artists. It also offers the opportunity to extend on view a monumental painting by Yayoi Kusama, a promised gift from Keith D. and Linda L. Monda.
This exhibition will include significant artworks by artists who made important contributions to the development of abstraction in New York in the 1940s and onwards, including artists instrumental in establishing a vital art scene in Sarasota.
Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed
Dec. 15, 2019 – Jan. 24, 2021
Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed offers a unique selection of paintings by the artist, along with numerous objects from the Solomon Archive on view for the first time. Syd Solomon (American, 1917-2004) described himself as an “Abstract Impressionist” alluding to the fact that his work infused impressionism into the processes, scale and concepts of Abstract Expressionism. Solomon moved to Sarasota in 1946 with his wife Annie. His was the first work of contemporary art to be collected by The Ringling in 1962. His paintings were greatly influenced by climatic factors and reveal a fascination and concern for Florida’s aquatic environment. Solomon incorporated his experience as a camouflage designer during World War II into his painting. It is not well known that he was also an accomplished graphic artist, who in his early years designed commercial signage for prominent hotels and businesses in Sarasota. Like his work in camouflage, Solomon’s calligraphic skill was essential to the development of his later gestural abstraction.
Syd Solomon: Concealed and Revealed is presented in partnership with the Estate of Syd Solomon and is accompanied by a 96-page publication with essays by former curator at The Ringling Michael Auping, George S. Bolge, Dr. Gail Levin, and Mike Solomon. The exhibition will include artworks from private collections and The Ringling’s permanent collection.
Howie Tsui: Retainers of Anarchy
Mar 15, 2020 – Nov. 29, 2020
Vancouver-based artist Howie Tsui’s solo exhibition, Retainers of Anarchy (2017), is an amalgamation of martial arts characters and techniques woven together with threads of social and political realities of present-day Hong Kong. Presented as a non-linear counter narrative in the form of a 25-meter hand-drawn animation, Retainers of Anarchy offers an opportunity to reflect on notions of identity and nationhood using Hong Kong’s past and more recent surge of political unrest. This exhibition is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery, Canada.
Being Seen: Recent Acquisitions from The Ringling Photography Collection
Apr 19, 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021
Curated from The Ringling’s photography collection, this exhibition features works by photographers who examine the complexities of identity and the staging of selfhood. Consisting primarily of self-portraits and portraits of empowered subjects, these works explore personal agency at the intersection of politics and the female body. Many of the artists in the exhibition are recognized as leading voices in contemporary art and offer diverse perspectives on issues surrounding power, sexuality and self-representation. Each photograph presents a unique invitation to renew the dialogue on the authority of the gaze in the twentieth-first century.
Being Seen also includes numerous works by significant women photographers from the 20th century, added to the collection in recent years. This exhibition offers visitors a rare opportunity to explore themes of agency, visibility, and gender through the lens of a broader historical context.
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About The Ringling
The Ringling is a center for art, history and learning situated on 66 acres on Sarasota Bay. It is built on the legacy of circus entrepreneur, collector of art and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable.
The Ringling inspires visitors with an acclaimed collection of Old Master paintings, explores with them the diverse cultures and art of Asia, delights them with the story of the American circus, and transports them to the Roaring Twenties during a tour of the magnificent Ca’ d’Zan mansion.
The Ringling is also committed to exhibiting the work of an emerging community of living artists that moves beyond traditional practice and features dynamic and engaging contemporary visual and performing arts, including a diverse roster of theater, music and dance.
The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida. Affiliated with Florida State University, it is one of the largest university art centers in the nation.
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