The Ringling, Sarasota

Florida's official state art museum, The Ringling includes over 20 galleries filled with European, Asian, and American paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and photographs. Among the 10,000 objects housed here, you can see a world-renowned collection of paintings by Rubens, Velazquez, Veronese, Bernini, Poussin, and Gainsborough. The campus also includes a circus museum, which boasts a huge collection of handbills, posters, costumes, props, parade wagons, and other equipment. The adjacent learning center houses a scale replica of a 1930s circus, claiming status as the largest miniature circus in the world. End your visit with a cup of coffee or tea at the museum cafe, or sit down for a gourmet meal at the on-site restaurant. Put The Ringling into our Sarasota trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sarasota.
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  • Ringling did a great thing creating this place, wonderful building and location, and Avery interesting art collection  more »
  • The Ringling is a very nice mix of various museums (image galleries, Asian art, Circus Museum) and a well-kept Park with beautiful views of the water. For $25, this is very worthwhile, if is the collection must be measured with European dimension. The rose garden is in hibernation in November. A large free car park is directly in front of the door. We spent a good 3 hours.
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  • So I grew up in the MId-West and was raised to believe that people should have affordable access to museums run by the state. I mean, what are we paying all of these taxes for in the first place if we...  more »
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  • Great art musuem featuring baroque and european renaissance art

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