New Director Named to Ringling Museum -- posted by Florida Fine Art Blog

Steven High was named executive director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.  The Sarasota museum, now a part of Florida State University, had a long and thorough search for the new director. 

Steven High, who is currently the director and CEO of the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Ga., will take office at The Ringling Museum on June 1, 2011.

“I am thrilled by the prospects and relish the opportunity that comes with being director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, as well as the responsibility to honor and perpetuate the legacy of our founders, John and Mable Ringling,” High said. “The timing could not be better with the opening this year of the James Turrell Sky Space, new wing of the Circus Museum in The Tibbals Learning Center, the 2011 Ringling International Arts Festival and special exhibitions like Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip-Hop in Art. I am looking forward to meeting the community, museum members, supporters, partners and the press.” 

Press Release about New Director
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art website  

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