ARTstor has collaborated with The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art to share approximately 1,300 images from the museum’s permanent collection in the Digital Library. The museum’s holdings comprise more than 15,000 works in six primary areas of interest and acquisition: European art before 1900; Ancient art; decorative arts; modern and contemporary art; Chinese ceramics; and non-western art. The core consists of the personal collection acquired by John Ringling (1866 – 1936), circus promoter and best-known of the five siblings who started the Ringling Bros. Circus in 1884.
In 1925, Ringling engaged architect John H. Phillips to design a museum to house his personal collection of art. Located in Sarasota, Florida, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, was officially opened to the public in 1931. ARTstor is also sharing nearly 5,000 images of posters and photographs documenting the history of the circus from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Circus Collection.
To view The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art;” or, if you are at your institution or have an ARTstor account, simply follow this link: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/ringling_museum.
For more detailed information about this collection, visit The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art collection page.