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 third 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.
Win Dinner for up to 4 in the Ca' d'Zan Tower! Don't Delay - only 500 tickets will be sold! Your $100 purchase will benefit the Ca' d'Zan preservation fund.
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Live music, art and atmosphere in the Museum of Art Courtyard! This event features an eclectic mix of local and regional live music. Check out up-and-coming artists displaying their work in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Select galleries will be open until 11:00pm.
The human form has been the preoccupation of countless artists over time. Join museum staff for an introduction to the special exhibition Expressive Bodies, a selection of four centuries of works on paper and photographs from the Ringling’s permanent collection.
Dušan Týnek has been hailed for his sophisticated movement invention, ingenious use of space, and ability to convey emotion and atmosphere through an original dance vocabulary that bonds classical and modern techniques. This performance is part of New Stages 2015.