2SLGBTQIA+ Pride spans campus and calendar

Dancing student at the second chance prom.

Throughout the year, Ringling College of Art and Design celebrates its 2SLGBTQIA+ community with programs and initiatives—from the History of Pride in October to the Second Chance Prom in April. As the campus sits silent and empty of all its students during the nationally-recognized Pride Month in June, here is a look back at some […]

Sarasota Art Museum’s multisensory exhibition featured in international Art Daily

Anne Patterson’s immersive installation at Sarasota Art Museum.

Sarasota Art Museum’s latest exhibition, The Truth of the Night Sky: Anne Patterson and Patrick Harlin, was the subject of an extensive article in the May 1 issue of Art Daily. The exhibit, which can be experienced at the Museum through Sept. 29, features a combination of Patterson’s sculptures, paintings, and more, accompanied by original […]

Four local teens from Sarasota Art Museum internship advance toward art degrees

SAM TAC students pose with Hank Willis Thomas sculpture.

Four members of the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design’s 2023-24 Teen Arts Council (SAM TAC) are set to take the next steps in their arts education. Marley Bean and Simon Orduno will attend Ringling College this fall, while Addy Hurt and Berkeley Maecker will participate in Ringling’s PreCollege program this […]

Highlights from 2023

Students discussing work in the Graphic Design hallway.

Wow! What a year! As we wrap up an eventful 2023, here are a few highlights that stand out. Campaign launches Ringling College announced the public launch of the Catalyst for Creativity Campaign which aims to raise $175 million to support students and faculty, our growing facilities, and expanding our community programs. Ringling College builds […]

Ringling students collaborate with Belgian artist on queer parade

Ringling College students rehearsing with Lieven De Boeck.

By Tom Winchester Tomorrow, Dec. 1, at 11 am at the Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design, Belgian performance artist Lieven De Boeck and a group of Ringling students will be performing, What’s Going On? The piece begins with De Boeck and the students reciting a manifesto of relational art before […]

Sarasota Art Museum’s newest exhibition highlighted in the Herald Tribune

Judy Pfaff exhibition at Sarasota Art Museum.

Jay Handelman of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune shared his review of Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design’s new exhibition, Judy Pfaff: Picking up the Pieces. For the exhibition, Pfaff simulates both the natural beauty and abundance in Florida and the chaos in the aftermath of a major storm event, like last year’s […]

Sarasota Art Museum’s Teen Arts Council

A group of high school students and two adults standing together and smiling against an orange wall

Thirteen local high school students were selected to participate as part of the 2023-2024 Teen Arts Council (TAC), a year-long, paid internship program at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design. The internship focuses on contemporary art, museum management, arts program development, and community engagement.  The internship program begins with a six-week […]

Immersive art installation by Carlos Bunga at Sarasota Art Museum

Black and white photo of a man sitting cross-legged and looking up with a spotlight on him.

A new exhibition at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design opening this month will feature a large site specific installation, paintings, videos, and photographs by Barcelona, Spain-based artist Carlos Bunga, Reassembling Spilt Light: An Immersive Installation.  The exhibition will be on view July 23-Oct. 29, and will utilize the mass-produced materials, […]

Chakaia Booker at SAM named Top 15 solo exhibitions to see this summer

Artistic sculpture on a white wall made of black rubber tires.

Multimedia artist Chakaia Booker’s upcoming exhibition at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design was highlighted by Culture Type as one of the top solo shows to see this summer.  What to See in the U.S. Museums This Summer: 15 Solo Exhibitions Featuring Black Artists — Simone Leigh, James Barnor, Ming Smith, […]