Digital Life

Five Upcoming Online Activities for Kids

From virtual story-time to digital art classes, here are creative ways to keep the kids entertained right now.

07/10/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

First Person

What It's Like to Visit The Ringling as a Young Black Woman

Jessika Ward asks herself how the world sees her—and is surprised to find answers at The Ringling’s “Being Seen” exhibit.

07/08/2020 By Jessika Ward

Top Events

What to Do This Week in Sarasota: July 2-8

Fireworks on the Lake, Choral Artists present “American Fanfare,” The Planetarium at Bishop reopens, and more.

07/02/2020 By Kay Kipling

Human Resources

Photo Exhibit Highlights Workers Who Rebuilt Sarasota Art Museum

"Worker," a photo series shot by Barbara Banks, highlights construction workers who restored the old Sarasota High building.

06/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth Photography by Barbara Banks

Coming Up

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens to Present Roy Lichtenstein's Take on Monet's Garden

The gardens announced the 2021 show for the popular Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Series.

06/24/2020 By Kay Kipling

Back in Business

Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Reopens in New Space

Many of the area's other art galleries have reopened, too.

06/23/2020 By Kay Kipling

A Different Look

Being Seen at The Ringling Focuses on Female Photographers

The photography exhibit now on view offers the gaze through women's eyes.

06/16/2020 By Kay Kipling

Feathered Friends

Ringling College Student Uses Art to Raise Awareness for Sarasota's Birds

Bird trainer turned art student Morgan Johnson creates educational posters to help preserve the area's diverse bird population.

06/12/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $30,000 NEA Grant

The grant will be used to support a two-year-long multidisciplinary program dedicated to the role of women in the circus arts.

06/11/2020 By Staff

Interview

Author Peter Kageyama on What Public Art Means to Sarasota and Other Cities

"Arts and culture are absolutely essential for emotional engagement with a place."

05/29/2020 By Kay Kipling

Welcome Back!

The Ringling and Selby Gardens Reopen to the Public May 27

Both venues have been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will reopen with some new practices.

05/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

In the Works

A New Public Art Idea Salutes Diversity

Plans are afoot for a permanent piece in Bayfront Park.

05/12/2020 By Kay Kipling

#SarasotaHeroes

You're Invited: Our Virtual Ribbon-Cutting to Celebrate 'Sarasota Heroes,' Our Mural of Gratitude

The mural is dedicated to our local health care professionals and their tireless work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

05/11/2020 By Staff

Get Creative!

Mother's Day Gifts Kids Can Make at Home

Garden Elementary School art teacher Joanna Davis-Lanum has three easy, artsy ideas to surprise Mom.

05/06/2020 By Kay Kipling

Music, Images and More

The Ringling to Broadcast ETHEL's Circus: Wandering City

The piece originally bowed at The Ringling in 2018; this is its first broadcast.

05/05/2020 Photography by Kay Kipling

Walk of Art

Ringling College Senior Thesis Shows Go On, Virtually

Viewers can take a stroll through the virtual gallery spaces to see art in all majors.

05/04/2020 By Kay Kipling

Art From The Heart

Introducing Our Mural of Gratitude, a Tribute to Sarasota's Healthcare Heroes

Sarasota Magazine has commissioned a local artist to create a mural called "Sarasota Heroes," honoring our community's healthcare workers. Here's a sneak peek.

04/30/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Awards

Ringling Students Awarded 37 Scholarships From the Society of Illustrators

Ringling illustration students took home more awards than any other art school in the country.

04/17/2020 By Staff

Diversity Shines

Harvey Milk Festival to Continue, Virtually

Bands, visual art and advocacy are all still part of the festival.

04/15/2020 By Kay Kipling

Express Yourself

How to Stay Well Through the Arts

Some tips from educator-consultant Hedda Matza-Haughton.

04/03/2020 By Kay Kipling