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The Ringling featured in New York Times

"Pathless Woods," by artist Anne Patterson.

The Ringling Museum of Art, which runs under the stewardship of Florida State University, was featured in the New York Times’ article, “On College Campuses, a New Role for Students: Museum Curator,” on March 15, 2017.

SARASOTA, Fla. — On a recent Wednesday evening, as rock music poured through the manicured gardens of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art here, a line of young people waited to see the artist Anne Patterson’s “Pathless Woods,” an installation that allows visitors to wander through a sea of brightly colored hanging ribbons.

For some, the evening visit may not have been their only contact with the piece: Twelve students from Florida State University and several nearby schools had worked with 71 volunteers to install the 8,472 ribbons over two weeks.

Read the full New York Times here.