The Ringling offers a variety of programs for adults with a passion for the arts and unquenchable desire to learn. Each one unique, Conversations & Talks and Library Programs are designed to enrich your understanding of the permanent collection and enhance your enjoyment of special exhibitions.
Talks & Conversations
Fascinating people with fascinating stories to tell: about their lives, the Museum, the Circus, Sarasota – and more. Don’t miss these intriguing, informal and informative interview sessions.
Enhance your understanding and appreciation of the museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions through these engaging programs by noted curators and scholars.
Gallery Walk & Talks
Learn more about the museum’s collections and exhibitions. Join guest experts and museum staff for “bite size” programs that focus on issues and ideas.
Conversations with a Curator
Get a behind the scenes look and hear stories about the Museums collections, exhibits and the people that put them together at this spell-binding lecture series.
Bayfront Gardens Walk and Talks
Learn about Florida friendly gardening and landscaping. The series includes a talk and discussion in the Education Center followed by a walking tour tailored to the topic.
Literati Book Club
Designed to intrigue, inspire and educate, the Literati Book Club at The Ringling Library celebrates art’s many contributions to the literary world.
Inside the Library Vault
You will be introduced to the extraordinarily rare book collections at The Ringling and highlight the Library's special collections and rare book conservation efforts.
Leading scholars, curators, and other experts share their expertise on subjects related to the Museum’s permanent collection as well as special and traveling exhibitions.
Enjoy the benefits of membership - free admission, exhibition previews, event invitations, and discounts at the Museum’s stores, restaurants and more.Become a Member
Volunteer at The Ringling
Our volunteers are passionate about the work they do, dedicated to the institution, and inspired by our mission. Learn how to become part of The Ringling family today!Become a Volunteer