The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

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 […]

The Ringling unveils new Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the State Art Museum of Florida affiliated with Florida State University, will debut its stunning new Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion on Monday, Jan. 22. The 5,500-square-foot pavilion, designed by regional architecture firm Lewis + Whitlock, will showcase The Ringling’s growing and vibrant collection of studio glass and serve […]

The Ringling appoints new curator of Asian art

A noted scholar and curator has been named the Curator of Asian Art at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. Rhiannon Paget will oversee Asian art exhibitions and collections, including publications, collection development and research. She begins her responsibilities at The Ringling on July 31, 2017. Paget comes to The Ringling from the […]

The Ringling featured in New York Times

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 […]

The Ringling receives $400,000 from two major philanthropists for Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion

The Ringling announced two major gifts to the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion from Charlotte and Charles Perret and Willis Smith Construction. Opening in the fall of 2017, the Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion will not only house The Ringling’s growing collection of studio glass but also serve as the formal entrance to the Historic Asolo Theater and provide […]

The Ringling opens modern and contemporary art galleries

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art has opened new and exciting galleries as a part of its ongoing efforts to bring vibrant, high-quality art to the state of Florida. This is the first time space at the museum will be permanently devoted to modern and contemporary art. Affiliated with Florida State University, The […]