The Ringling, including the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, is home to one of the preeminent art and cultural collections in the United States. Spend a day or two exploring the 66 acre estate of John and Mable Ringling which also includes the Circus Museum, Ca' d'Zan,The Historic Asolo Theater, Bayfront Gardens and more.
Museum of Art: The State Art Museum of Florida with the Rubens’ Galleries to the Turrell Skyspace, view the permanent collection’s treasures, the fascinating exhibitions from around the world and the classical sculptures that fill the grand courtyard. Learn more about the Museum of Art
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 celebrating the entertainment that has delighted America for generations. Learn more about the Circus Museum
Ca'd'Zan: The home of the circus king and his wife, 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. Learn more about the Ca' d'Zan
Bayfront Gardens: As awe-inspiring as any work of art, The Ringling Bayfront Gardens are a living treasure. Courting couples statuary watch over Mable’s Rose Garden. The shade the majestic Banyan trees provide. The delight inspired by the whimsy of the Dwarf Garden and more. Learn more about the Bayfront Gardens
Historic Asolo Theater: Sarasota's most storied theater. U-shaped, with three tiers of boxes, this architectural gem provides a rare sense of intimacy between audience and performer that adds so much to the theater going experience. Learn more about the Historic Asolo Theater
Learn more about The Ringling; its Museums, exhibitions and programs at ringling.org
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Dates closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day,
Hours 10 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.,
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Outdoor Event Venues,
Total Number of Meeting Rooms 6,
Total Sq Ft of Meeting Space 90000
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Closest Airport SRQ,
Distance from Airport .63 miles,
Distance from Public Transportation 0.1 miles,
Driving time to nearby lodging 2 minutes
Joseph’s Coat Skyspace is a triumph of technology, engineering and aesthetics. The Skyspace, created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell, is a gathering place for contemplation, and sustained experience.
At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which you view the sky and can radically change your perception of the color of the sky and its spatial relation to you.
Visit www.ringling.org for available dates and times.
Enjoy Art After 5 discounted Museum admission every Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm: $10/Adults; $5/Children 6-17; Children 5 and under are Free.
Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone.
Private Places, a special Ca' d'Zan experience
This is an exclusive 45-minute tour through the private quarters of John Ringlings "gilded age" mansion. Visit the rooms where the rich and famous slept, John Ringling’s study and exercise room, the third floor game room. Weather permitting, enjoy the spectacular view from the Belvedere Tower. Tours are daily. This tour is not included with general admission to the estate. Tickets may be purchased online, on-site or by calling 941-358-3180.
Joseph’s Coat Skyspace is a triumph of technology, engineering and aesthetics. The Skyspace, is created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell. At sunset, a sophisticated system of LED lights is employed to change the color of the space. In doing so, the artist changes the context in which you view the sky and can radically change your perception of the color of the sky and its spatial relation to you.
Enjoy discounted admission every Thursday 5pm-8pm. Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Art After 5 admission includes select events and programs. Whether it is a Gallery Walk and Talk, Ringling by the Bay, or a self-guided tour, there is something for everyone.