The Ringling, the State Art Museum of Florida, is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. It takes a full day or more to explore the 66 acre estate of John and Mable Ringling which also includes the Circus Museum, Ca' d'Zan, the Ringling's winter residence, The Historic Asolo Theater, Bayfront Gardens and more.
Museum of Art: From the Rubens Galleries to Joseph's Coat, a Skyspace by JamesTurrell, to the newest addition, the Center for Asian Art in the Dr. Helga Wall-Apelt Gallery of Asian Art, view the permanent collection’s treasures, the fascinating exhibitions from around the world and the classical sculptures that fill the grand courtyard.
Circus Museum: Thrill to it all: the parade wagons, the posters, the glittering costumes, and the cannon that shot daring performers through the air. Wonder at the must-be-seen-to-be-believed 44,000-piece Howard Bros. Circus Model (the largest in the world), all celebrating the entertainment that has delighted America for generations.
Ca'd'Zan: The home of the circus entrepeneur and his wife, Mable, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Designed in the Venetian Gothic style, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved.
Bayfront Gardens: As awe-inspiring as any work of art, The Ringling Bayfront Gardens are a living treasure. Courting couples statuary watch over Mable Ringling's Rose Garden. The shade the majestic banyan trees provide. The delight inspired by the whimsy of the Dwarf Garden and more.
Historic Asolo Theater: Sarasota's most storied theater, this 18th-century theater from Asolo, Italy is an architectural gem that is an active performing arts venue with contemporary performing arts programming, including a diverse roster of theater, music, dance and film.
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