Ringling Museum Acquires Sideboard with Blue China

Sarasota, Fla, January 2016—As a sign of dedication to glass as an artistic medium, The Ringling recently acquired Sideboard with Blue China, a monumental and intricate wood and glass sideboard by renowned American artist Beth Lipman. This acquisition was made possible by a major gift, along with an endowment for the acquisition of contemporary art, from Dan Denton, Board member, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation, and Founder Emeritus, Sarasota Magazine.

The work will become a part of The Ringling’s glass collection to be housed in the recently announced Kotler-Coville Glass Pavilion, set to open in the fall of 2017, made possible in part by major gifts by Nancy and Philip Kotler and Margot and Warren Coville.