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 four seasons. The fourth 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 on the Ca' d'Zan Terrace! Don't Delay - only 150 tickets will be sold! Your $100 purchase will benefit the Ca' d'Zan preservation fund.
Join us to create your own art! This Family Workshop is a drop-in art activity for children ages 4-10 and their caregiver.
Kids Quests feature conversations and activities while exploring different aspects of The Ringling and its collections. The program is facilitated by a museum educator and is approximately 45 minutes in length. Caregivers must remain with the group throughout the program and are encouraged to participate!
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Scholars consider the scroll one of the earliest forms of the book.Join us for this program that will explore the development and use of the scroll presented by Daphne Lange Rosenzweig, Ph.D. Less formal than a lecture, Conversations are programs where staff and guests can share research projects or special interests.
All of us are looking for ways to introduce fewer chemicals into our environment. One of the leaders in this field, Dr. A.D. Ali, has been advising The Ringling in this process and will share his insights on pest control management for homeowners.