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Encyclopedia > John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the State Art Museum of Florida, located in Sarasota, Florida. It was established in 1927 as the legacy of Mable and John Ringling for the people of Florida. Florida State University assumed governance of the Museum in 2000. Sarasota is a city located in Sarasota County, Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 162 miles (260 km)  - Length 497 miles (800 km)  - % water 17. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1898 Ringling Brothers poster The Ringling Brothers Circus was a circus founded in the United States in 1884. ...


Designated as the official state art museum for Florida, the institution offers twenty-one galleries of European paintings as well as Cypriot antiquities and Asian, American, and contemporary art. The museum's art collection currently consists of more than 10,000 objects that include a wide variety of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, photographs, and decorative arts from ancient through contemporary periods and from around the world. The most celebrated items in the museum are 16th, 17th, and 18th century European paintings, including a world-renowned collection of Peter Paul Rubens paintings and cartoons. The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... A sculpture is a three-dimensional object, which for the purposes of this article is man-made and selected for special recognition as art. ... Drawing is one way of making an image: it is the process of making marks on a surface by applying pressure from or moving a tool on the surface. ... Printing is an industrial process for reproducing copies of texts and images, typically with ink on paper using a printing press. ... A photograph (often just called a photo) is an image (or a representation of that on e. ... The decorative arts are traditionally defined as ornamental and functional works in ceramic, wood, glass, metal, or textile. ... Rubens and Isabella Brant in the Honeysuckle Bower Alte Pinakothek Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was the most popular and prolific Flemish and European painter of the 17th century. ... Cartoons started in the 1930s and 40s. ...



In January 2007, a $76-million expansion and renovation of the Museum of Art was finished. A new Ulla R. and Arthur F. Searing Wing was added -- the new wing being the final component of a five-year master plan that has transformed the museum from a decaying facility to the 16th largest in the United States.[1]


In all, more than 150,000 square feet have been added to the campus, which includes the art museum, circus museum and Ca d'Zan, the Ringlings' mansion, which has been restored, along with the historic Asolo Theater. Entirely new are the Visitors Pavilion, the Education and Conservation Complex, the Tibbals Learning Center and Miniature Circus and the Searing Wing, a 30,000-square-foot gallery for special exhibitions attached to the art museum.[2]


Points of Interest

  • Aside from the art museum, the estate of Mable and John Ringling also features Mable Ringling’s rose garden, completed in 1913. The rose garden is located near the original Mary Louise and Charles N. Thompson residence within the beautifully landscaped grounds overlooking Sarasota Bay. The estate also contains the Cà d'Zan ("House of John") - the waterfront residence they designed and built in 1926 - and a museum devoted to the Ringling Brothers Circus. Cà d'Zan was restored in 2002 under the direction of Francis J. Puig during his tenure as curator of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar). ... 1898 Ringling Brothers poster The Ringling Brothers Circus was a circus founded in the United States in 1884. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

External links

  • The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art official website
  • A Vision Rebuilt--A January 2007 article on the Revival of the Museum
  • The Official Virtual Tour of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art

 
 

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