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.
Join our curators for an informal discussion of their field, including an explanation of their day-to-day tasks, highlights of their favorite parts of the job, how they collaborate with other departments, and what they wish museum visitors knew about the work that they do.
Join Assistant Director of Academic Affairs Dr. David Berry to hear how museum spaces are designed and built.
Friends of the Ringling Legacy celebrate the history of John and Mable Ringling and their vision for their home, art museum, and the circus that made it all possible. Friends of the Ringling Legacy will have unique opportunities to explore Ca' d'Zan, the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens.
Friends of the Library are invited to meet with experienced Librarians leading behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, and receptions showcasing the Library’s unique collections.