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.
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Step into the galleries and celebrate the thriving artistic practice in our community. Talk with artists from the Greater Tampa Bay area who work in a variety of media.
Join us on Mondays to receive free admission to the Museum of Art as well as a special art-making program tied to works of art you can find in the galleries. You can also pick up one of our Museum of Art Family Guides for a new way to enjoy the art museum as a family!
The ability to cast tools, weapons, and works of art in bronze was so important to the development of civilization that we refer to an entire era as The Bronze Age. The Ringling is rich in resources to demonstrate the methods of casting that were developed in different cultures.
Art Making takes place in the Visitor's Pavilion, where our Children's Welcome Center is transformed into an art studio for the evening. We will be exploring different materials that artists use to create art. We provide the materials, you provide the vision. All ages are encouraged to participate!