Sarasota Named One of TIME Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places

Ringling College of Art and Design sits at the center in one of the world’s greatest places: our sunny, beach-town of Sarasota, Florida — and we’re not just tooting our own horn, it’s stated officially by TIME magazine in this year’s World’s 100 Greatest Places! And while our campus may not be at the literal […]

Behind the Scenes of Patriot Plaza

Ringling College of Art and Design and The Patterson Foundation launch the Patriot Plaza Virtual Tour, 11 cinematic films produced and directed by Ringling College Film students bringing the civics class trip into the classroom and across the country. Watch the behind the scenes video highlighting the production and experience – one of the many client-driven project […]

Ringling Finalist in 2020 SXSW Title Design Competition

Congratulations to Ringling College of Art and Design Motion Design junior, Rudy Schultz, for their work being recognized as a Finalist for the 2020 SXSW Title Design Competition!  Their project, LUST – History of Motion Design is an abstract title sequence created in Ringling’s sophomore Concept Development course taught by Jared Greenleaf. Among the finalists, […]

Sarasota Art Museum Founders Documentary

Exterior of The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College in the olf Sarasota High School in Sarasota Florida

In this behind the scenes film, founders of Ringling College’s Sarasota Art Museum discuss the challenges and successes of transforming the historic Sarasota High School into a world-class contemporary art museum. In 2003, a group of 13 forward-thinking Sarasotans came together to further their goal of enhancing Sarasota’s rich cultural landscape with a contemporary art […]

Reimagining the Figure – An Invaluable Resource for Ringling College

Figure models pose in elaborate costumes for Ringling College’s Figure Reference Library.

Historians can trace depictions of the human form all the way back to prehistoric times. From cave paintings to medieval workshops, the sketchbook pages of da Vinci, Delacroix, and Degas to London’s Royal Academy, the vast array of figure drawing throughout the centuries highlights the significance of the observational practice.  At Ringling College of Art […]

Faculty & Staff Spotlight: Karen Wetherby

I first met Karen Wetherby in 2010, when I “came in through the backdoor” to Ringling College unexpectedly, and she had the challenge of trying to figure out who I was, why I was here, and what to do with me! I quickly realized that for me, Karen was the go-to person who was familiar […]

Ringling College Congratulates Emily Bridges on ‘Best Narrative Feature’ Win at Toronto International Women Film Festival

Ringling College of Art and Design congratulates Director Emily Bridges on her ‘Best Narrative Feature’ win at the Toronto International Women Film Festival for ‘Acting: The First Six Lessons.’ The film, starring Emily and her father Beau Bridges, was shot and produced at Ringling College in 2019 with Semkhor Productions, Executive Producer David Shapiro and […]

Ringling College Gives Thanks!

For the past five years, Ringling College students, alumni, volunteers, faculty, and staff have taken time in November to handwrite notes expressing their gratitude to the College’s many donors. In previous years, this celebratory day of thanks typically takes place in the Roskamp auditorium, buzzing with all members of the College community as they write […]

SAM Update

Ringling College of Art and Design Announces Executive Leadership Transition at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College Sarasota, FL – Ringling College of Art and Design announced today that Anne-Marie Russell, founding executive director and curator of the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College, plans to step down on March 1, 2021. “It is with […]