The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is an exceptional art and museum collection housed in an equally remarkable building. Brainchild of John Ringling, one of creators of The Greatest Show on Earth circus at the start of the 20th century. The Ringling Museum was designed and built to replicate the palazzi of Venice, it’s home to an extraordinary permanent collection of art and sculpture from around the world, with regular exhibitions and performances held throughout the year.
John and Mable’s house Ca d’Zan is equally as spectacular. Think the American Dream, the roaring Twenties and Italian elegance married together to create a romantic and palatial residence. This is Ca d’Zan, the palatial home of John and Mable Ringling. The name translates to House of John, in the Venetian dialect and was inspired by their love of the Venetian Gothic style and the grand palazzos of Venice. The home and splendid gardens are now open to the public and are highly recommended for lovers of architecture and history.
For information on visits, exhibitions and permanent collections visit The Ringling and Ca D’Zan website.