The Ringling Opens As long as there is sun, as long as there is light. Selections from the Bring Gift and The Ringling Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art.
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Sarasota, Florida-The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce the opening of As long as there is sun, as long as there is light. Selections from the Bring Gift and The Ringling Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. The exhibition will run Nov. 21, 2021 – Aug. 13, 2023, in the museum’s Searing Wing.
In 2020, The Ringling received a significant gift of art from Murray Bring and Kay Delaney Bring, in support of the modern and contemporary collection. Highlights from the gift include an important minimalist work by Anne Truitt and a monumental work on canvas by Gene Davis, both artists affiliated with the Washington Color School, an art movement during the 1950s to 1970s in Washington D.C., made up of abstract expressionist artists Additional works in the gift represent a generation of prominent artists who work, or have worked, in abstraction, including Clement Meadmore, Jules Olitski, Beverly Pepper, Rebecca Salter, Kenneth Snelson, and Yuriko Yamaguchi, among others. Also on view are sculptures and paintings by distinguished African American and Latin American artists from The Ringling collection, including William Edmondson, Eduardo Mac Entyre, Omar Rayo, Baruj Salinas, and Joyce de Guatemala.
“Together, the artworks probe the themes of spirituality, nature, and perception through explorations of light, space and color,” said Ola Wlusek, Keith D. and Linda L. Monda Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. “The works in the exhibition don’t adhere to a single style or motif but each invites us to consider a dialectical relationship that emerges between them, revealed to us only upon deeper reflection and consideration.”
Museum guests may view the exhibition, located in the Searing Wing, as part of their museum admission. Additional information may be found at: https://www.ringling.org/events/long-there-sun-long-there-light-selections-bring-gift-and-ringling-collection-modern-and.
Image: Rebecca Salter (British, b. 1955), Untitled M13, 1997. Acrylic on canvas, 28 1/2 × 28 1/2 in. Gift of Murray Bring and Kay Delaney Bring, 2020, 2020.12.22
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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