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Circle Membership

When you become a Circle Member, you will join a group of art enthusiasts who support the care and growth of The Ringling’s diverse collections. Throughout the year, Circle Members are invited to enjoy unique events, enhanced exhibition experiences, and educational programs that explore the depths of our collections while engaging with expert staff members and visiting artists.

Join or Renew Your Membership     

All Members of the Circle enjoy:

Access

  • One year of unlimited free Admission to six amazing cultural venues--The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Ca' d'Zan, Circus Museum, Tibbals Learning Center, Historic Asolo Theater, and  66-acre Bayfront Gardens--for up to 2 adults and children/grandchildren under the age of 18*
  • Admission for one caregiver each visit**
  • Priority entrance to all six ;venues via Member Service Desk
  • Free Admission to Art After 5 and Ringling Underground.
  • Discounted Admission to Ringling by the Bay on select Monday evenings (reservations required)
  • Free admission to the sunset experience in Joseph's Coat, a Skyspace by James Turrell (reservation recommended)
  • Free docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan: Mable's Tour (reservations recommended)
  • Priority registration for The Ringling Members Travel Program
  • Subscription to The Ringling Members Magazine and e-newsletters
  • Free Admission to over 1,000 museums in North America through four reciprocal museum programs:
    • MARP (Museum Alliance Reciprocal Program)
    • NARM (North American Reciprocal Program)
    • ROAM (Reciprocal organization of Associated Museums)
    • SERM (Southeastern Reciprocal Membership Program)

 

* If the Members’ college student is visiting without the primary Member, he/she must present the membership card of one of the designated adult(s) on the membership and student ID.
** One Caregiver who is at least 18 years of age may accompany you on every visit. Caregiver privileges are valid only when accompanying Members’ children (age 0–17) or the entire Member family group. If the Caregiver is traveling with only children, they must present the membership card of one of the designated adult(s) on the membership and the Caregiver’s photo ID.

Special Events and Recognition
  • Invitations to Circle Exhibition Previews and Dinners
  • Invitations to Member Exhibition Preview events
  • Invitations to bi-annual Coffee and Conversation events and annual State of The Ringling breakfast with the Executive Director
  • Invitation to annual Circle Recognition Event
  • Invitation to two Circle member behind-the-scenes tours with expert staff
  • Recognition on The Ringling Donor Wall and in The Ringling Annual Review

 

Discounts
  • 15% discount at Museum restaurants and cafés on-site
  • 10% discount at all off-site Tableseide Restaurant Group establishments
  • 10% discount on Museum Store purchases
  • 50% discount for docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan: Johns Tour (reservations recommended)
  • Additional Member for a Day passes for a reduced rate of $15
  • Discounts on select classes, programs and ticketed events

 

Curator Circle - $2,500*

Access, Special Events, Recognition, Discounts plus:
  • Free admission for a total of 4 Anytime Guests per visit with member present or by phone reservation
  • Total of eight Member for a Day passes
  • Total of eight docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan: John's Tour
  • Complimentary membership to one Friends group
  • One private tour with a Docent for you and up to four guests
  • $2,330 tax deductible / taxable benefits value $170

 

Director Circle - $5,000*

All Curator benefits plus:
  • Total of ten Member for a Day passes
  • Total of 10 docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan John's Tour
  • Complimentary membership to two Friends groups
  • One private tour with a Curator for you and up to 6 guests
  • Priority seating at select performances and events
  • 10% discount on Museum venue rentals (restrictions apply)
  • $4,800 tax deductible / taxable benefits value $200

 

Chairman Circle - $10,000*

All Director benefits plus:
  • Invitation to exclusive Chairman Collectors Night with the Executive Director
  • Free admission for a total of six Anytime Guests per visit with member present or by phone reservation
  • Total of twelve Member for a Day passes
  • Total of twelve docent-led tours of Ca' d'Zan: John's Tour
  • Complimentary membership to three Friends groups
  • One private tour with the Executive Director for you and up to ten guests
  • 20% discount on Museum venue rentals (restrictions apply)
  • $9,770 tax deductible / taxable benefits value $230

 

For donors whose Circle Membership is paid through a donor advised fund, IRS regulations prohibit the donor, donor adviser, or the donor’s family member from receiving any benefit in excess of an incidental one as a result of the distribution. If this applies to your donation, please contact the Circle Membership office at 941-359-5821.

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