The home of the circus king and his wife, a couple from humble mid-western origins, Ca’ d’Zan stands as a testament to the American Dream of the Roaring Twenties. Inspired by and designed in the Venetian Gothic style of the palazzos that ring the Venice canals, this dazzling palatial mansion perfectly captures the splendor and romance of the Italy the Ringlings so loved. To honor its owner, they named it Ca’ d’Zan, “House of John”, in the dialect of their beloved Venice.
Stroll The Ringling estate, taste fine wine and delight in delicious food pairings and entertainment inspired by the world’s finest wine regions. The second annual Wine Walk to Ca’ d’Zan is a self-guided wine tasting tour along the drive to John and Mable Ringling’s historic mansion overlooking Sarasota Bay.
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Optical Impulses presents the art of pivotal artists who explore both the phenomenal and psychological aspects of visual perception. The prints and sculpture multiples in this exhibition introduce viewers to some of the challenging modes of abstraction en vogue during the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s.
Special Exhibition, Unfamiliar Realities provides an opportunity for viewers to explore the ways in which photographers have exploited the particular characteristics of the medium to reframe, manipulate, or reimagine the world as captured by the lens.
The true story of three western Australian girls who walked 1,500 miles to find their way home. Miramax Films; Directed by Phillip Noyce. Rated PG; 94 minutes; 2002.
Biographer Eugene R. Gaddis, author of Magician of the Modern: Chick Austin and the Transformation of the Arts in America, shares insights on The Ringling’s first Executive Director – the visionary who transformed Sarasota.