The Art of Medicine Opens in The Ringling’s Community Gallery
Collaboration with Sarasota County Medical Society
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Sarasota, Florida-- The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of The Art of Medicine, a special collaborative with the Sarasota County Medical Society (SCMA). The exhibition, which is installed in The Ringling’s Community Gallery, showcases the works of SCMA members.
The SCMA was established in 1924 and is a professional membership organization comprised of nearly 500 physicians, including allopathic, osteopathic and podiatric practitioners. In the face of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, doctors have found their stress loads increased. Outside activities, including art making, have been found to be beneficial to medical professionals in enhancing their well-being. The Art of Medicine features works by a number of SCMS members who have found personal joy and balance in their lives through art.
The Ringling’s Community Gallery is a free public exhibition space dedicated to displaying works of art produced by local community-based, nonprofit or student groups. Exhibitions rotate on a regular basis and allow artists of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to share their work with The Ringling’s visitors.
The Community Gallery, which is generously funded by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, is an important component of The Ringling’s commitment to being a museum that is accessible to and inclusive of all.
More information can be found at www.ringling.org.
About The Ringling
The Ringling is a pre-eminent center for the arts, history and learning that is dedicated to bringing the past and contemporary culture to life through extraordinary visitor experiences. From its inception, The Ringling has joined the diverse visual traditions and theatrical spectacle of yesterday with the genre-defying global practitioners of today.
A place of exploration, discovery and respite, The Ringling’s campus in Sarasota, Florida – which includes the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum, an historic mansion, an 18th-century theater and bayfront gardens – is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
As the State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University, The Ringling fulfills an important educational mission. The Ringling offers formal and informal programs of study serving as a major resource for students, scholars, and lifelong learners of every age within the region, across the country and around the world.
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