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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  • The Ringling museum has many parts. We didn't have time to do them all, but were able to go through the Circus Museum and the miniature circus exhibit. What outstanding work done on the Howard Circus ...  more »
  • So my family and I (including 10 yr old) decided to go on Free Monday. Only the art museum is free (have to pay the $25 if you want to see the Circus Museum and I think an additional $10 for House of ...  more »

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