The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

FSU’s The Ringling partners with Circus Arts Conservatory to present family-friendly Summer Circus Spectacular

This summer, circus fans of all ages can beat the heat at reasonable prices while experiencing the best of the circus arts in Sarasota, Fla. Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and the Circus Arts Conservatory present the 2022 Summer Circus Spectacular June 10-Aug. 13, at the Historic Asolo Theatre […]

FSU’s The Ringling to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer

Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will join museums nationwide and provide free admission to current U.S. military personnel and their families this summer as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative. The 2022 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, and will run through Labor Day, […]

Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art remembers Howard Tibbals 

Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art remembers philanthropist, Howard Tibbals, whose love for the circus led to a lifetime devoted to collecting and preserving the history of America’s first major popular entertainment. He died March 20 at the age of 85. Tibbals’ love for the circus inspired his life-long project […]

Exhibit at The Ringling remembers first female African American board member 

Florida State University’s John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art recently unveiled “Eleanor Merritt: Remembrance,” an exhibit honoring the life and art of Eleanor Merritt, a cultural leader, activist and the first female African American board member of The Ringling. The exhibit will run through August and features a selection of 22 works that explore […]

The Ringling to host week of events highlighting climate change and environmental justice

“Ecoperformance Week” will run from Sept. 6-12, 2021 The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will host a week of arts-driven events focused on conversations, performances, activities and films about ecology, climate, culture and environmental justice. “As an arts institution in a region shaped by culturally diverse migration, agricultural and tourist economies and systemic racial inequality, The Ringling […]

The Ringling receives grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Florida State University’s The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has been awarded a $30,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for programming pertaining to Women and the Circus. This is one of 1015 grants nationwide that the agency has approved in this category. “These awards demonstrate the resilience of the […]

The Ringling receives significant gift from Stanton and Nancy Kaplan

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art received a significant gift from Stanton B. Kaplan and Nancy W. Kaplan, a couple with a long history of volunteering at and providing financial support to the museum. This gift includes a major photography collection that features more than a thousand photographs by over 30 prominent artists […]

The Ringling brings the museum experience and free programs to kids and families

The modern museum is a vibrant, inclusive hub of activities for the community that it serves. With the guidance of its new strategic plan, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has made great strides toward achieving its goals of inclusion, inspiration and excellence. The Ringling’s Youth and Family Program Manager, Angelica Hull, has […]

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art to celebrate completion of $100 million comprehensive campaign

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University (FSU), is planning a community Free Day Saturday, April 6, to celebrate the completion of the $100 million The Ringling Inspires: Honoring the Legacy and Building for the Future campaign. The campaign will be officially complete […]

The Ringling announces $100M campaign to secure future vitality of landmark arts campus

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University (FSU), announces a $100 million comprehensive campaign to preserve and expand its legacy for the 21st century and beyond. The Ringling Inspires: Honoring the Legacy and Building for the Future campaign has raised $92 million to […]

The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art set to announce largest comprehensive campaign in its history

On March 2, 2018, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art (The Ringling), the State Art Museum of Florida administered by Florida State University, will host their first black-tie event in more than a decade. The evening will recognize and honor the donors who have contributed to The Ringling’s transformative comprehensive campaign to preserve […]