Ringling Museum of Art
See numerous exhibits at the Ringling Museum of Art, a beautiful landmark in Sarasota, Florida established by John and Mable Ringling, two people who helped form the famed circus that bore their name. Look through the twenty-one different galleries of paintings from Europe and see works dating back to the sixteenth century.
Observe paintings from many European masters including Peter Paul Rubens, Diego Velazquez and Marcel Duchamp. Photographs, oil prints, textiles and mixed media pieces are all on display. Every type of art is represented from modern art to sculpture and even some more experimental forms.
Learn about the circus that the Ringling family owned at the Circus Museum on site in the art museum. This smaller museum in the City of Sarasota includes many pieces relating to the formation of the circus.
Walk into the Secret Garden, a not-so-secret place in the museum that features an extensive number of trees and beautiful stone statues. See the tombs where John and Mable Ringling plus Ida Ringling North are buried at.
Attend a book club meeting at the Ringling Art Library. Learn about art and explore many trends in the field during the regular meetings at the museum in Sarasota, FL.