Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: Oct. 22-28

The Sarasota Ballet kicks off its digital fall season, concerts of all kinds and a fiesta or two.

10/22/2020 By Kay Kipling

Education

Cross-College Alliance Announces Changes Brought on by Pandemic

The Alliance's five institutions will assume responsibilities previously overseen by manager Linda de Mello.

10/01/2020 By Staff

Artist Voices

The Ringling Welcomes Artist John Sims as Part of Its New Residency Program

Sims will showcase his work addressing the coronavirus, racial injustice and the Black Lives Matter movement at The Ringling next month.

08/19/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant

The funding, which comes from Gulf Coast Community Foundation, will support family programming and the Art of Our Time initiative.

08/11/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

The Ringling Names New Board Members

Jeffrey R. Hotchkiss will serve as board chair and Dr. Sarah Pappas will serve as vice-chair.

07/27/2020 By Staff

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

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

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

The Reopening

Photos: Selby Gardens and The Ringling Museum Reopen

Both venues had been closed since March 17 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

06/01/2020 Photography by Lauren Pritchard

Style

Bring Home a Piece of Sarasota From These Terrific Museum Gift Shops

Not only will you have a treasured memory of our region, you'll be supporting our local institutions.

04/01/2020 By Megan McDonald

Funk and Soul

Erik Iglesias Rodríguez, aka Cimafunk, on Music, Freedom and Style

Rodríguez's Afro Cuban funk will make you want to get up and dance.

04/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Breaking News

The Ringling Closes, Effective Immediately

The museum does not have an official reopening date.

03/16/2020 By Megan McDonald

Fast Track

The Ringling Names New Board Officers, Members

Nancy J. Parrish will serve as board chair.

12/05/2019 By Staff

Art

The Ringling Receives Significant Gift From Stanton and Nancy Kaplan

The Kaplans' gift includes a major photography collection, a scholars' rock collection, and funds to endow a curatorial position and programming.

12/03/2019 By Staff

Botanical Gems

Unusual Trees and Plants are The Ringling’s Other Works of Art

Workshops and guided garden tours throughout the season give museum-goers a greater understanding of the botanical gems in the collection.

12/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Lectures

The Ringling, Newtown Alive! Partner for 'Collecting Recollections' Series

Three local women will recount their coming-of-age experiences in Sarasota during Jim Crow segregation, their transformation into adulthood and their participation in the Civil Rights movement..

10/28/2019 By Staff

Grants

Ringling Museum Receives $50,000 Arts Appreciation Grant

The funds came from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation.

10/25/2019 By Staff

Fast Track

The Ringling’s Chief Registrar Authors Article for Inclusion Handbook

The article details Marian Carpenter’s professional experiences in dealing with issues of diversity, equity and inclusion during her 20-year museum career.

10/22/2019 By Staff

Dance Month

All Kinds of Dance Leap Onto Area Stages This Month

If there were ever a month to rejoice in what Sarasota’s dance professionals and patrons have before them, this October would seem to be it.

10/01/2019 By Kay Kipling