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Let us take a short tour of a few of the artworks inside the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art inside the grounds of the Ringling Circus Museum in Sarasota, Florida. I remind you that this is an independent Art Museum with no Circus Art, rather containing masterworks of art from all over the world.

Here is a piece by Thomas Hart Benton. I had recently seen a huge mural of his up at the Niagara Power Station in Niagara Falls, NY.  Thomas Hart Benton was an American artist living from 1889-1975.  This work is called “Interior of a Farm House” and is Tempera on board.  It was a sketch for a large mural entitled “The Social History of the State of Missouri” for the State Capital in Jefferson City back in 1936.  It was one of several large works that Benton produced for the Works Progress Admin during the great depression.

ISO 1250, F/4, 1/60 sec, 92 mm Lens

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