Events, resources, and art in celebration of Juneteenth

Artwork in the Brizdle-Schoenberg Special Collections Center.

Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day,” “Liberation Day,” or “Emancipation Day” and observed on June 19 every year, is the commemoration of the final, full emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. On June 19, 1865, the Union Army landed in Galveston, Texas, with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved […]

International film festival opens with red carpet celebration at Ringling College

The 24th annual Through Women’s Eyes International Film Festival opens tonight with talks and a film screening from 5-9 pm. Ringling College of Art and Design will host the opening night event with a red carpet celebration. The night will open with a reception, opening talks by festival organizer E. Scott Osborne, and a brief […]

Community Foundation of Sarasota County awards grant to Ringling College

Ringling College of Art and Design today announced the receipt of a strategic partnership grant totaling $36,000 from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County sponsoring 2022-23 season arts programming. This comprehensive grant will support Ringling College’s Lois and David Stulberg Gallery, the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery and Campus Art Walks; Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College’s (SAM) Sara Berman’s Closet exhibition and its […]

New exhibit pays tribute to contributions of African Americans in Sarasota


A new exhibit in the Richard and Barbara Basch Gallery at Ringling College of Art and Design showcases student artwork that places surrounding Newtown Neighborhood front and center, paying tribute to the contributions of African Americans in Sarasota from its earliest days to the present.  The Courage, Dignity, and Determination: The Newtown History Series exhibition […]

Ringling College honors Dr. Richard Basch

Dr. Richard Basch and his wife, Barbara pose for a photo in their home in 2009, following the announcement they would donate their extensive art glass collection to Ringling College.

Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, wrote to the campus community on Monday, September 19, 2022 with the sad news of the passing of Dr. Richard Basch. Basch is survived by his loving wife Barbara, a son, daughter, and two granddaughters. Richard and Barbara both grew up in a […]

Registration now open for fall 2022 courses at OLLI at Ringling College

Sarasota resident Sandra Moulin will teach a course called “Women of the American Songbook” this fall. Moulin is an actress and pianist.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College kicked off the fall 2022 term with an open house this week. Despite the afternoon showers, several dozen members and guests came out to attend the event and learn more about the 50-plus classes that will be offered.  The highlight of the event featured nine different […]

Cross College Alliance interns complete Community Foundation of Sarasota County-funded Americans for the Arts ‘Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL)’ Program


Americans for the Arts, the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, and the Cross College Alliance (CCA) today announced the successful completion of the Diversity in Arts Leadership (DIAL) program in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Five interns in Sarasota/Manatee out of 39 total finalists nationwide were selected for the 30th year of the Diversity in Arts […]

Sarasota Native to be Honored in Hollywood at Illustrators Awards Event

Illustrations by Ringling College of Art and Design senior, Zaine Lodhi  Sarasota, Florida native and Ringling College of Art and Design student, Zaine Lodhi ’22, will be honored in Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest at The Taglyan Complex on Friday, April 8th.   In addition, his art has earned him […]