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 second 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.
What's on at our other venues
The Literati discusses Reading the Pre-Raphaelites by Tim Barringer. Designed to intrigue, inspire and educate, the Literati Book Club at The Ringling Library celebrates art’s many contributions to the literary world.
The Ringling offers Saturday for Educators throughout the school year. Educators may attend this program to learn about the Ringling's permanent collection and special exhibitions, network with other educators, and refresh their creative spirit.
No Hero: Choreographer Alex Ketley mines the impulse-driven energy of spontaneous movement to reveal a full spectrum of authentic expression in this intimate, yet expansive, dance experience.
Optical Impulses presents the art of pivotal artists who explore both the phenomenal and psychological aspects of visual perception. The prints and sculpture multiples in this exhibition introduce viewers to some of the challenging modes of abstraction en vogue during the heady days of the late 1960s and early 70s.