In partnership with CVAST, The Ringling has completed the complete scanning of the inside and outside of the Ca' d'Zan. These scans have provided us with a number of tools to better care for and share our collection with a broader audience.
Friends of the Library are invited to meet with experienced Librarians leading behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, and receptions showcasing the Library’s unique collections.
In this Conversation, Ron McCarty, Keeper of Ca d’Zan, will discuss Pogany’s work in Ca d’Zan, and Elisa Hansen, Head of Library Services, will present examples of illustrations by the artist from books in The Ringling’s Art Library Special Collection.
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.
Live cinema performance, mixing and animating in real-time using cutting-edge motion-sensing technologies to perform complex layers of media. Musicians and a video DJ control robotic screens, lights, sound, and video that merge to present a contemporary ghost story.
The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
The story follows the destruction of a marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet, through remorse and regret – and after a seemingly miraculous return to life – the ending is one of forgiveness and reconciliation.
Elephants transformed into swans, beautiful girls turned into birthday cakes, and clowns became kings. This exhibition will include original sketches, watercolors, swatchbooks, and ther production documents. Some drawings will be paired with actual wardrobe pieces and historic photographs.
How a painting is framed is an important decision that can add or detract from our appreciation of the work of art. Learn what goes into selecting the appropriate frame while learning about a selection of frames in The Ringling's collection.
Share the legacy of Mable's beloved rose garden while you enjoy a beautiful brunch alongside the rose garden. Enjoy a reception at 10:30 AM followed by a seated brunch at 11:30 AM. The reception will include entertainment and mimosas in a fully bloomed rose garden.