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.
Support graduate students from the Museum & Cultural Heritage Studies program in residency at The Ringling on a study tour of Gainesville! A vibrant city of art & history, Gainesville offers students an opportunity to visit wonderful cultural institutions.
Stroll The Ringling estate, taste fine wine and delight in delicious food pairings and entertainment. The 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.
On Saturday, April 6, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, The Ringling welcomes you to enjoy free Admission in recognition of meeting the historic $100 million comprehensive campaign goal. Visitors are invited to explore the The Museum of Art, Circus Museum, Bayfront Gardens, and the first floor of Ca' d'Zan.
Explore the many cultures of India! This three-day festival celebrates Indian performance, food, dance, music, and art. Featuring a Bollywood dance party, lecture series, performances by community groups and world-renowned artists, art-making, local food and artisan vendors, and a free yoga event.