Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
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CURATOR TALK

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Thursday, October 28 – 6pm

David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

Thursday, November 4 – 6pm

FREE DAY

Museum Free Day

Sunday, October 31 from 11 am – 4:45 pm

October

Installation view of Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
Photo: Ryan Gamma

CURATOR TALK

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Lowery Stokes Sims, Joe Lewis, & Barry Blinderman

Thursday, October 28
6pm – Via Zoom

Free to Museum Members
Free to Ringling College Students
Free to Cross College Alliance
$20 Not-Yet Members
Celebrated as a renegade of the art world, Robert Colescott’s paintings evoke powerful emotions and thoughtful contemplation—engaging themes of race, gender, and identity. For this Curator Talk, Lowery Stokes Sims, the exhibition’s co-curator, will discuss the work of Robert Colescott within the greater context of art in the 1980s, accompanied by Joe Lewis and Barry Blinderman.

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is co-curated by Lowery Stokes Sims and Matthew Weseley, and organized by Raphaela Platow, the Contemporary Arts Center’s Alice & Harris Weston Director and Chief Curator. Following its debut in Cincinnati, the exhibition will travel to the Portland Art Museum, Sarasota Art Museum and Chicago Cultural Center.

Major support of the exhibition has been provided by the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Richard Rosenthal; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for the research phase of the exhibition and the exhibition itself; and the Harold & Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation for its support of the catalogue. The exhibition was also awarded a Sotheby’s Prize in 2018 in recognition of curatorial excellence and its exploration of an overlooked and under-represented area of art history.

Additional support for this exhibition has been generously provided by:

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Free Day

FREE DAY

Free Day Activities

Sunday, October 31

Museum Free Day is the last Sunday of every month.

Join us for Museum Free Day!

Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions, and participate in our fun activities.

Musical Interludes – 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm 
Join us on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza for live music.

Mary’s Front Porch1:30 pm to 2 pm
Imagine sitting on a front porch and curling up to a good book. Let your imagination glide along as the words take you to another place. Absorbing the words brings about knowledge, imagination, and exposure to vocabulary. Encouraging a thirst for knowledge, the Front Porch is where children of all ages can share their imagination and creativity.

What’s your medium?- 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
An introductory art class to explore the mediums that artists use.

Ringling Studio + Digital Arts Free Studio Day Activities – 11am to 4:30pm
Free ceramics activity! Personalize your own ceramic puzzle piece! Help to create The Community Puzzle! This activity is located in the Linda and Dick Dickinson Ceramics Studio.

Free figure drawing session with a live model! Bring Your Own Drawing Materials! This activity is located in the Studio + Digital Arts drawing studio, Room 136.

Support for Museum Free Day is provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

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November

David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in., Collection of Ringling College of Art + Design, Photo: Rich Schineller
David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 in.

Collection of Ringling College of Art and Design
Photo: Rich Schineller

CURATOR TALK

David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

Emory Conetta and Tim Jaeger

Thursday, November 4
6pm – In the galleries

Free to Museum Members
Free to Ringling College Students
Free to Cross College Alliance
$20 Not-Yet Members

Co-curators Emory Conetta and Tim Jaeger will speak about David Budd’s unique approach to abstract painting and the various evolutions of this painting technique the artist explored in the 1970s.

This Curator Talk will take place in the 3rd floor galleries so that the artwork can be experienced during the program. Please access the 3rd floor galleries through the Museum’s Lobby elevator.
This exhibition is made possible, in part, with generous support from:
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