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, […]

International artist Chakaia Booker’s exhibit to explore sociocultural themes at Sarasota Art Museum

Chakaia Booker is internationally renowned for using reclaimed materials to create monumental sculptural works that challenge viewers to consider the nature of humans’ relationships to one another and the world.

An upcoming exhibit at Ringling College’s Sarasota Art Museum explores themes of environmentalism, socioeconomic justice, and more. The exhibit, Chakaia Booker: Surface Pressure, will be on display from July 16-Oct. 29. The solo exhibition will feature select prints, paintings, and sculptures that highlight four themes: connection, accumulation, transformation, and juxtaposition. Recycled tires, her most iconic signature materials, communicate themes […]

Looking back: a brief history of the Photography and Imaging Department

An outdoor photo shoot with three people occupying different jobs.

May is National Photography Month, and to celebrate, here is a look back into the history of Ringling College of Art and Design’s Photography and Imaging Department.  Photography courses were first introduced at the College in 1989, as part of a program called Photography Studies. MK Simqu started the program and soon hired the first […]

Ringling College’s Thomas Carabasi gives ‘Art at Noon’ Talk

A man standing in front of a color photograph in a museum giving a talk to a group of people.

On Tuesday, March 21, Thomas Carabasi, department head of Photography and Imaging at Ringling College of Art and Design, gave a tour of the posthumous exhibition of photographer Richard Benson, The World is Smarter Than You Are.  The talk was the first of the Art at Noon series at Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College […]