Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant

The funds came from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

10/25/2019 By Staff

Seaside Dreams

Local Artist to Publish Second Book of Island Photography

Mary Lou Johnson's new book, The Lure of Sarasota and Her Islands, is scheduled to be released in November.

10/17/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Dressing It Up

Sarasota Opera Acquires Major Opera Costume Collection

The announcement was part of an update about the opera's $40 million comprehensive campaign.

10/08/2019 Photography by Kay Kipling

Sneak Peek

Vanishing Old Florida to Open at Ringling College Gallery

The images are by photographer Virginia Hoffman, a Ringling alum.

10/04/2019 By Robert Plunket

Preview

Art Center Season Opens, Welcoming Atlanta Artist Horace Imhotep

The artist's new series, Lion, Tigers, Bears and a Draco, explores the black experience.

10/03/2019 By Kay Kipling

Blossoms of Asia

Asian Art Comes to Life in Selby Gardens' Newest Orchid Show

In Asian cultures, the orchid, plum blossom, bamboo and chrysanthemum are known as the Four Gentlemen, representing the four seasons; the orchid is spring.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Toy Story

Local Artist Upcycles Nostalgic Children's Toys

Environmentally conscious painter Suzy Kalin turns old Troll Dolls into miniature works of art.

09/24/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Inspo on the go

What's in His Bag: Ringling College Instructor George Cwirko-Godycki

A peek at the artist essentials that illustrator and Instagram sensation Cwirko-Godycki carries with him every day.

09/13/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

It's On

Watch Three Painters Face Off in Artistic Combat at Art Ovation

Summer Skirmish is a friendly competition inspired by last January's popular Sarasota Art Battle .

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Sneak Peek

Animated Film Time Spy Takes on Some Big Topics at The Ringling's Center for Asian Art

The film by Chinese artist Sun Xun deals with history, the environment and, of course, time.

08/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Essential Intelligence

Sarasota's Public Art Program Helps Form Our Community Identity

Today, 86 pieces comprise the public art collection, from sculptures to fountains to wall murals, varying in price, size and origin.

07/30/2019 By Olivia Letts

Under the big top

It's Your Last Chance to See the Summer Circus Spectacular

The popular collaboration between The Ringling and The Circus Arts Conservatory ends this Saturday.

07/29/2019 By Hanna Powers

Lights, camera, action

Jason Buff Takes Portrait Photos That Are a Cut Above Your Average Headshot

The photographer has made a name for himself by capturing the spirit of his subjects.

07/29/2019 By Olivia Letts

Preview

Art Center Sarasota Season Takes a Multicultural Approach

Artists from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences will be featured.

07/22/2019 By Kay Kipling

Grants

The Ringling Receives Art Conservation Grant From the Getty Foundation

The grant is in support of a major conservation treatment of the museum’s monumental oil on canvas painting, "Emperor Justinian," by Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant.

07/18/2019 Photography by Staff

Election Night

Committee Picks Brand New Art for Brand New Roundabouts

As the City of Sarasota grows, so does its public art collection.

07/18/2019 By Olivia Letts

Take a Look

Studio Pop-up Art Shows Enliven Summer in Burns Court

Four women artists will exhibit and create over three days.

07/16/2019 By Kay Kipling

Art

The Ringling Will Offer Free Admission to EBT Card Holders

The initiative is part of the nationwide "Museums for All" program to encourage lifelong museum-going habits.

07/11/2019 By Staff

Sweet six

Make Your Voice Heard as the City Picks New Roundabout Art

At a public meeting on Wednesday, July 17, six artists will present their proposals for two huge new additions to Sarasota's public art collection.

07/10/2019 By Olivia Letts

The Fabric of India

A Major Exhibition at The Ringling Explores Centuries of Textiles from the Indian Subcontinent

More than 140 textiles are on loan from London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

07/02/2019 By Kay Kipling