Rare antiquities and the creations of old and modern masters working in a variety of mediums fill the Museum of Art. At the Circus Museum one discovers memorabilia from the phenomenon that has entertained the nation for more than 200 years. Theater artifacts and botanical wonders are also on display throughout the Ringling's 66 stunning acres. In short, the range of the Museums collections is nothing short of astonishing. The collection is ever changing and not all pieces are available for viewing at all times.
The Ringling Museum's online collection includes highlights from the collection. More objects will be made available online as the Museum's digitization project proceeds.Learn More
Preserving the archival collection records of historical value, encouraging scholarly research and serving as an educational resource about the Museum of Art, the Ringlings and the American circus is the mission of The Ringling Archives.Learn More
At The Ringling, this responsibility is central to our mission, extending not only to the art and artifacts of Museum of Art, but to Ca' d’Zan, the Circus Museum and the Historic Asolo Theater as well.Learn More
Research on the ownership history, or provenance, of works of art is an important part of museum work. This research sheds light on the historical, social, and economic context in which works are created and collected.Learn More