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.
We are happy to announce a special offer this summer just for homeschoolers! We invite your family join us at The Ringling to explore the first floor of the Ca d’Zan. There will be docents stationed around the mansion to answer your questions, and a student guide to help your children learn more about Ca' d'Zan.
Join Events staff for an informal discussion of their work, including an explanation of their day-to-day tasks, highlights of their favorite parts of the job, trade secrets of the profession, and what they wish museum visitors knew about what goes into planning museum events.
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.