The historic swimming pool in front of Ca' d'Zan has been restored! This fulfills the longtime dream of Ron McCarty, Keeper of the Ca' d'Zan, who retires this August after 38 years of service to the legacy of John and Mable Ringling.
Who was Chick Austin? Although he passed away before his plans for the Historic Asolo Theater came to fruition, The Ringling's first director succeeded in making the performing arts an integral part of The Ringling to this day.
A work of art is sometimes attributed to the workshop of an Old Master painter. How do art historians determine this, and what does it mean when we look at a work from a workshop of an artist such as Rubens or Rembrandt?
One of the Ringling Art Library’s rare books includes a magnificent collection of prints published in 1606 and was recently conserved to repair water damage. When the pastedown was removed, it was discovered that some much earlier pieces of “manuscript waste” had been used in the binding!
In 2017 The Ringling conservation staff began a major restoration treatment of the "Watermelon Regatta." Find out about the conservation process for this unique work, created in Italy in the early 1700s.
The Ringling's Director of Collections, Marian Carpenter, discusses the role of museums in recording and sharing the history of the Civil Rights Movement, and as a place for inclusive discussion and expression. Photographs from The Ringling's collection present a look at the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.
John and Mable believed in sharing their treasures, whether it was the art they spent decades travelling Europe to collect or the music of visiting guest artists at Ca’ d’Zan sent out across the bay on local radio airwaves. The Museum celebrates the importance of the local community to the Ringling’s by remaining dedicated to creating a dynamic place where there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Preserving Ca’ d’Zan for future generations is one of the fundamental goals of The Ringling Inspires Campaign. To date we have raised $2.5 million of the $5 million that will enable us to restore the historic swimming and rare Aeolian organ, as well as establish a preservation and curatorial endowment.