Installation of the green-glazed sculpted ceramic tiles is underway in Sarasota, Florida. Drawing from the qualities of the museum's collection of Asian ceramics and jades Machado Silvetti designed these 3-dimensional pieces and their corresponding tiling pattern. The facade was developed with and fabricated by Boston Valley Terracotta of New York.
The Center for Asian Art is a renovation and addition to the West Wing galleries of the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida. The project converts approximately 18,000 square feet of of existing galleries from temporary exhibit space to permanent galleries for the museum's growing Asian Art collections. A 7,500 square foot addition, clad in the ceramic tiles, will be home to anew gallery space and a multi-purpose lecture hall. The new study center includes innovative study/storage space and seminar rooms for scholars, researchers, and students.