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Florida Foundations Invest Major Gifts in Support of The Ringling’s Community Engagement Programs

The Ringling received $375,000 from four Sarasota area foundations to support the institution’s innovative and sustained efforts toward audience development and engagement. Increasing access, removing barriers and offering exemplary educational experiences for all visitors are key funding initiatives of The Ringling Inspires, the institution’s current capital campaign. The Ringling continues to set attendance records each year and currently welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually. See all

Toledo Museum of Art Explores Issues Surrounding the Display of Egyptian Mummies in Special Exhibition

Early next year, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will present a rare opportunity to experience the three Egyptian mummies in its collection and consider some of the complex cultural and social questions surrounding their display. The exhibition will place the mummies in historical context by including additional Egyptian objects and artifacts from the TMA collection and loans from other institutions. It will also explore the role Egyptomania has played in our understanding of ancient Egypt and what ways that has incorrectly influenced our knowledge surrounding this ancient culture. See all

Focused Exhibition of Three Major Series by Hank Willis Thomas Exclusively at The Ringling

Striking selections from three of prominent contemporary artist Hank Willis Thomas’s most provocative series – Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915-2015; Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008; and Branded – will be on view at The Ringling next year. See all

American and European Modern Masters Featured in Two Exclusive Exhibitions at Princeton University Art Museum

Innovative works by great modern artists – including Paul Cézanne, Georges Braque, Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso, Arthur Dove, Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley and Milton Avery – will be included in two exhibitions opening this winter at the Princeton University Art Museum. See all

Rare Exhibition of Andy Warhol’s ‘Flowers’ Ideally Sited at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Early 2018

Consummately cosmopolitan and cool, Andy Warhol in the great outdoors seems like an oxymoron. Yet the groundbreaking artist known for his Pop Art multiples of celebrities and soup cans created more than 10,000 images of flowers over the course of his career. Warhol: Flowers in the Factory showcases the surprising, and little examined, role of nature in Warhol’s art and life. The spectacular 15-acre tropical setting of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens on Sarasota Bay will provide a matchless context for examining Warhol’s fascination with the natural world in this focused, immersive exhibition. See all

Toledo Museum of Art Adds Three Native American Works of Art to Its Collections

Earlier this year the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) acquired three significant Native American works of art for its growing collection of Indigenous Art from around the world. The objects are on display together in an installation titled Collecting Now: Recent Acquisitions in the Museum’s Canaday Gallery through Dec. 31, 2017. TMA purchased the objects from three separate galleries in Santa Fe and New York with funds from the Museum’s Georgia Welles Apollo Society. See all

Breadth of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Decorative Genius on Display in Major Traveling Exhibition

Opulently colored stained glass windows, iconic iridescent vases, intricate metalwork and floral patterned lamps. Spanning 30 years of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s design career and showcasing a wide range of his objects and ingenuity, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection presents a superb opportunity to experience the life’s work of one of the most innovative and esteemed American artists of all time. The exhibition features more than 60 masterworks of exceptional beauty and unrivaled quality – including vases, lamps, windows, furniture and ornamental works – that have never been seen in any museum outside of Chicago before now. See all

Nearly $2 Million Raised Towards $5 Million Goal to Preserve Historic Residence of the Ringlings

The Ringling has raised $1.97 million toward its $5 million goal to preserve and maintain Ca’ d’Zan, the palatial 6,000-square-foot winter residence of John and Mable Ringling completed in 1926. Inspired by the couple’s trips to Venice and sited on Sarasota Bay, Ca’ d’Zan was the embodiment of the American Dream in the Roaring Twenties. Preserving and enhancing Ca’ d’Zan is one of the key funding initiatives of The Ringling Inspires, the institution’s current capital campaign. See all

Painter Alexis Rockman Celebrates Global Importance of the Great Lakes, Identifies Threats to the Ecosystem with New Series

A multi-faceted exhibition by New York-based artist Alexis Rockman will examine the forces – past, present and future – shaping the Great Lakes, one of the most emblematic and ecologically significant environments in the world. Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle is organized by the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and on view Jan. 27-April 29, 2018. The project features all new work by the artist: five mural-sized paintings; six vibrant, large-scale watercolors; and a selection of monochrome field drawings based on his travel, interviews and extensive research in the Great Lakes region. See all

Toledo Museum of Art Raises $43 Million in First Phase of Endowment Campaign

The Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) has completed the first phase of a campaign to build its endowment and remain a vital leader in art experiences and education. The first phase of the Polishing the Gem endowment campaign raised $43 million between 2014 and 2017 from generous individuals, foundations and organizations. The fundraising campaign is a key component of TMA’s 2020 Vision strategic plan. See all

‘Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China’ on View for First Time in Cincinnati April 20-Aug. 12, 2018

The formation and vast influence of China’s landmark Qin dynasty will be showcased in Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China from April 20 through Aug. 12, 2018, at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
This special exhibition includes 120 objects drawn from the collections of Chinese art museums and archaeological institutes. More than 40 of these works have never been on view in the U.S. before this exhibition. See all

Major New Titus Kaphar Work, Commissioned by Princeton University Art Museum, Now on View

A new sculpture by leading American artist Titus Kaphar (born 1976) has been installed in front of Princeton University’s Maclean House, which was originally constructed as the President’s home in the institution’s early decades. The eight-foot-high mixed-media work, entitled Impressions of Liberty, features layered portraits of Reverend Samuel Finley, president of what was then the College of New Jersey from 1761 to 1766, and an African American man, woman and child, who represent the slaves who lived and worked at the President’s residence during Finley’s tenure. See all

FACT SHEET: ‘Alfred Eisenstaedt: Defining Moments’

Alfred Eisenstaedt was one of the luminaries of American photojournalism. The German-born Eisenstaedt learned his craft in Europe in the 1920s and 30s, pioneering the use of the small Leica 35mm camera. By utilizing this handheld camera, Eisenstaedt was able to get closer to his subjects, conveying a sense of candidness and personality. See all

Michael Kenna’s ‘Rouge’ Series Profiles Site of Historic and Contemporary Manufacturing Innovation

A selection of photographs from Michael Kenna’s Rouge series forms an exhibition that underscores the site’s legacy in U.S. and world history. The exhibition, curated by James Steward, Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director, is on view at the Princeton University Art Museum through Feb. 11, 2018. The Princeton University Art Museum is the only institution to hold a complete set of the Rouge series, which is available in its entirety online for the first time on the Museum’s website. See all

U.S.-Mexico Border the Focus of Contemporary Video Art Exhibition

In Approaching the Border, five video works by five international artists challenge us to examine our thinking about the U.S.-Mexico border, and the significance of borders in an era when migration and the reemergence of nationalism are key global issues. Some of these artists situate their work in the physical space of the borderlands of México or the U.S. Other projects consider the power of borders to divide and construct national identity. Organized by The Ringling, the exhibition will be on view there from Nov. 5, 2017, through Jan. 21, 2018. See all

Rare Exhibition of Late Roman Masterpieces Opens at the Toledo Museum of Art Next Month

For the first time since its founding in 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) will present a special exhibition of Late Roman artwork, focusing on the period from the second century B.C. to the seventh century. The majority of the approximately 30 masterpieces – glittering gold and silver, spectacular oversize carved garnets and rubies and dazzling rings and necklaces – have never before been displayed in a museum. Glorious Splendor: Treasures of Early Christian Art will be on view exclusively at TMA from Nov. 18, 2017, through Feb. 18, 2018. See all

DesignGroup Names Thomas Chidlow Firm Principal

DesignGroup, specializing in client-focused architecture, continues to build the team at their new North Shore office at Nova Place by promoting from within, making Thomas Chidlow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C a firm Principal. Chidlow’s experience in healthcare, from hospitals to medical office buildings, combined with his skillful leadership style creates the ideal balance in the Pittsburgh office. See all

Toledo Museum of Art Leadership Fellowship Awarded to Dr. Alyssa Greenberg

Alyssa Greenberg has been named Leadership Fellow at the Toledo Museum of Art. She hails from Brooklyn and completed her doctorate in art history at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The recently established TMA Leadership Fellowship Program has been endowed with gifts from Scott and Margy Trumbull and the late Dorothy MacKenzie Price, and a challenge grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. See all

Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois-based David James Group Acquires Blue Water Communications, LLC, Leading Boutique Communications Agency

Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois-based David James Group has acquired Bradenton, Florida-based Blue Water Communications, a leading boutique communications agency serving museum, architecture, performing arts and destination clients.
The David James Group is an integrated marketing communications agency that specializes in associations and non-profit organizations. See all

Toledo Museum of Art Presents Kara Walker’s Graphic Series ‘Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated)’

The Toledo Museum of Art has installed all 15 prints from the 2005 series Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated) by distinguished American artist Kara Walker. The portfolio, recently acquired in its entirety by TMA, features the artist’s signature silhouette figures in silkscreen layered over enlarged wood engravings of U.S. Civil War scenes taken from Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War, first published in 1866. By uniting her contemporary re-imagining of events with the historical record, Walker creates a powerful visual statement that complicates and challenges conventional accounts of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery. See all

‘The Great Lakes Cycle’ Examines the Past, Present and Future of This Globally Important Region Through Painter Alexis Rockman’s Most Ambitious Body of Work to Date

The Great Lakes Cycle, a solo exhibition by contemporary artist Alexis Rockman, celebrates the Great Lakes, one of the greatest natural treasures in the world, while examining the factors that have shaped one of the most beautiful, economically significant and ecologically complex regions on the planet. The project is based on the artist’s extensive research, travel within the region, and conversations with scientists, historians and Great Lakes specialists. See all

Fact Sheet: ‘Posed: Portrait Photography from the Permanent Collection’

The next exhibition in The Ringling’s continuing series of photography shows highlights portraits from the permanent collection. Featured are works by many preeminent 20th-century artists such as Richard Avedon, Cindy Sherman, Diane Arbus, Edward Weston and Andy Warhol. The Warhol images include polaroids from his entourage and inner circle during the 1960s and 70s. See all

Fact Sheet: Ai Weiwei’s ‘Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads’

Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads was inspired by the fabled fountain-clock of the Yuanming Yuan, an 18th-century imperial retreat just outside Beijing. In 1860, the Yuanming Yuan was ransacked by French and British troops and the heads were pillaged. See all

Columbus Museum of Art Presents ‘Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960-2010’

Coinciding with the centennial of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Columbus Museum of Art presents Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography in the USSR and Russia, 1960-2010 on view June 15 through Sept. 24, 2017. This timely exhibition is drawn from two facets of Neil K. Rector’s world-class art collection: Soviet and Russian photography from the 1970s to the early 1990s, and the work of Moscow-based unofficial artists who came to prominence in the 1960s and 1970s. Combining more than 300 works from these two aspects of the collection, Red Horizon offers fresh perspective on the art and life of this period, and suggests how creativity and critical thinking manifest themselves under the most difficult social and ideological circumstances. See all

‘The Berlin Painter and His World: Athenian Vase-Painting in the Early Fifth Century B.C.’ Opens at TMA July 8

The first major museum exhibition focused on the art and career of the influential ancient Mediterranean artist known as the Berlin Painter will visit the Toledo Museum of Art July 8 through Oct. 1, 2017. Eighty-four vessels and statuettes of bronze and terracotta from the early fifth century B.C. will be shown – including dozens of the finest vases attributed to the Berlin Painter along with works by other noteworthy artists of the period. See all

Fact Sheet: ‘Eternal Offerings: Chinese Ritual Bronzes from the Minneapolis Institute of Art’

Eternal Offerings showcases nearly 100 Chinese bronze objects from the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia.) Mia’s Asian art collection is considered one of the most important in the United States, and this exhibition at The Ringling is the first time these significant objects will have toured. See all

‘Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration’ Highlights Diversity and Talent of Local Artists

On June 24 Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration will open simultaneously at The Ringling, the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg, and the Tampa Museum of Art. The exhibition features 57 artists from Hillsborough, Manatee, Pinellas and Sarasota County. Works were chosen by a committee of curators from each participating institution as well as Diana Nawi, a guest juror from Pérez Art Museum Miami. See all

Andy Warhol’s Conservationist Leanings Explored in Colorful, Immersive Exhibition of Art and Nature

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens will serve as a Warhol-inspired floral playground beginning February 2018, illuminating the artist’s passion for the natural world. See all

The Best of 300 Years of British Drawings and Watercolors Brought Together for the First Time

More than 100 rarely seen treasures from the Ashmolean Museum’s world renowned collection of drawing and watercolors, dating from the 17th to the 20th centuries, will be on view this summer at the Princeton University Art Museum. Showcasing celebrated artists such as William Blake, Thomas Gainsborough, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, J.M.W. Turner, John Everett Millais, Aubrey Beardsley and David Hockney, Great British Drawings from the Ashmolean Museum charts the compelling history of British art, history and culture through the lens of drawing – the most intimate and spontaneous expression of the creative process. Through portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, narrative scenes and book illustrations, the exhibition provides a rich and deeply varied survey of the drawing tradition in Britain. See all

Fact Sheet: Amazing Acts of The Greatest Show on Earth

On view in the Poster Gallery of the Tibbals Learning Center, this exhibition features original posters spanning the history of this singular brand, giving us another opportunity to marvel at a few of the amazing talents that have performed for the Greatest Show on Earth. See all

Group of Leading International Photographers Captures Human Toll of Contemporary Conflicts

This fall The Ringling offers a timely examination of photography and video art created in response to the conflicts and uprisings that have erupted in the Middle East in the last 15 years. Aftermath: The Fallout of War—America and the Middle East, on view at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art from Oct. 6, 2017 through Jan. 21, 2018, presents 90 photographs and two videos that raise important questions, provoke compassion and inspire reflection. Active in the US and Middle East, the 12 artists in the exhibition depict the conditions and people caught in the aftermath of war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Israel and the U.S. See all

Announcing the 2017 Ringling International Arts Festival Line-Up

The 2017 Ringling International Arts Festival (RIAF 2017) will run from October 18 – 21 and present a dynamic array of innovative, provocative, and ingenious expressions of music, movement, and mass spectacle. These eclectic productions will be staged throughout The Ringling – at the Historic Asolo Theater, the Ringling Circus Museum, the Museum of Art, and the West Courtyard. See all

Ai Weiwei’s ‘Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads’ to be installed on grounds of The Ringling

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei continues to gain attention for the upcoming release of both his memoir and his latest documentary on the global refugee crisis, as well as his four simultaneous gallery shows upon his return to New York last fall. Coinciding with this moment, The Ringling announces the presentation of his 12 monumental bronze sculptures, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, beginning this June through May 2018. A sculptor, photographer, installation artist, architect and social activist, Ai is one of the most renowned artists working today. See all

Architecture and Design Firm Opens Office in Pittsburgh

DesignGroup, an architecture and design firm located in Columbus, Ohio, is expanding by opening an office in Nova Place on the North Shore of Pittsburgh. The firm is excited to bring 45 years of architecture, design and planning experience to the market in the areas of healthcare, education, mixed-use, civic and library spaces. See all

2016-2017 Toledo Museum of Art Exhibitions

Following is a list of upcoming exhibitions at Toledo Museum of Art. See all

Exhibitions through Summer 2017

Following is a list of upcoming exhibitions at Princeton University Art Museum. See all

PR Boutiques International™ Announces Three New Members

PR Boutiques International™ (PRBI) , the worldwide collaborative network of PR firms, welcomes three new members, Blue Water Communications (based in Bradenton, Florida and Perrysburg, Ohio), Encanto Public Relations (based in Milan, Italy) and vom Hoff Kommunikation GmbH (based in Düsseldorf, Germany). PRBI now includes 31 member agencies in Asia, Europe, North America and South America. See all

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