Artstor is collaborating 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 most well-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 approximately 4,800 images of posters and photographs documenting the history of the circus from The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Circus Collection.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art collection page.

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