Ringling Museum, Sarasota
One name will always surface during a discussion of the history of Sarasota -- circus magnate John Ringling.
His profound influence transformed this sleepy fishing village to an arts capital in the 1920s, and this influence continues
today with the John & Mable Ringling Museum Complex.
The magnificent architecture of the Museum of Art complements the artwork collected by circus magnate John Ringling.
Most impressive are the giant works by Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens.
Also on the grounds is the Museum of the Circus
, a snapshot of circus history.
, the Ringling's 30-room Venetian Gothic mansion, will dazzle visitors with
its terra cotta balustrades, European tinted glass, whimsical carvings and painted ceilings.
Address / Phone
5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota
(off US 41, south of Sarasota-Bradenton Airport)
Daily 10.00 am - 5.30 pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's day.
Admission includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Cà d'Zan Mansion, Circus Museum, Rose Garden and grounds.
Adults ca $19.
The yard of the Ringling Museum