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Dr. Virginia Brilliant

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Curator of European Art

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Ringling Museum of Art
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota , Florida 34243
United States

Company Description: Located on a 66-acre estate on Sarasota Bay, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art was established in 1927 as the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936) and his...   more

Employment History

  • Member, Professional Staff
    Ringling Museum of Art
  • Museum's Curator
    European Art
  • Assistant Curator
    European Art
  • Associate Curator
    European Art


  • M.A.
    Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London
  • Ph.D.
    Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London
  • B.A. , History and History
    University College London , University of London
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2008 Press Releases, 11 Jan 2008 [cached]
Sarasota, FL â€" January 11, 2008 â€" The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is pleased to announce that Dr. Virginia Brilliant will join the professional staff of the Museum as Assistant Curator of European Art on Feb. 13, 2008.
In 2006, Brilliant joined the Cleveland Museum of Art as a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Medieval Art specializing in Italian Renaissance Art of the 14th and 15th centuries. Brilliant has also published on a wide variety of art historical topics.
        She earned her Ph.D. in 2005 and M.A. in 2001 from the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London. In 2000, Brilliant received her B.A. in History and History of Art from University College London, University of London.
          Dr. Brilliant will be involved in the ongoing research and publishing of the permanent collection, including the planning and production of additional didactic materials and programs for the galleries. She will also be working on different exhibition projects, planned for the next five years, and will take an active role in the Ringling Museum’s important relationship to and its partnerships with other university art museums.
Ringling Museum of Art acquires 17th-century painting by Otto van Veen - CODART - Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, 27 Mar 2013 [cached]
Dr. Virginia Brilliant, the Ringling Museum's Curator of European Art, added, "The painting enhances our understanding of Rubens and illustrates the tradition that he emerged from and broke from to create his own style.
2009, 7 July 2012 [cached]
“This collection at the heart of this exhibition is fascinating, not the least because its more than 300 pieces remained essentially together for more than 100 years, despite belonging to three different owners,†said Dr. Virginia Brilliant, Associate Curator of European Art at the Ringling Museum. “The exhibition gave me the opportunity to focus intensely on this group of objects whose collective heritage was in a sense lost when John Ringling scattered its constituent pieces throughout his mansion and museum.
Dr. Virginia Brilliant, Associate Curator of European Art at the Ringling Museum, will teach a one semester-only course that builds on the strengths of the special exhibitions at the Museum and Brilliant’s curatorial expertise.
“The 37 artists featured in the exhibition interpret Paradise to challenge accepted ideas of the utopian model garden,†said Dr. Virginia Brilliant, Assistant Curator of European Art at the Ringling Museum. “Visitors will no doubt be empowered to contemplate, and possibly even redefine, their own ideals and notions about paradise.â€
The exhibition is curated by Dr. Cristelle Baskins, Associate Professor and Chair of Art History, Tufts University; Â Dr. Alan Chong, Curator of the Collections, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Dr. Virginia Brilliant, Assistant Curator of European Art, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.
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