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Sarasota - Still known as the home of the Greatest Show on Earth, Sarasota is now an affluent waterside town and the cultural capital of Florida. Perhaps circus mogul John Ringling anticipated Sarasota’s potential when he chose to move to the quiet town in 1910. Ringling left an indelible mark on this city in the Ringling Museum of Art, which containing a collection of Baroque art by the likes of Hals and Velázquez, as well as Ca' d'Zan, his former home.  Sarasota boasts some of the Gulf Coast’s top dining and nightlife destinations. Beautiful stretches of coastline feature crystal clear waters and plenty of space to bask in the sun.

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art  Sarasota

John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art SARASOTA This internationally acclaimed museum showcases a collection spanning more than five centuries. Baroque work from Hals, Velazquez, Rubens, and Poussinsuch are displayed, while the 19th century is well represented by the likes of Stevens, Bonheur, and Burne-Jones. Also on hand are collections of contemporary art, bronze replicas of antiquated sculptures, decorative arts, and historical circus artifacts. Free-guided tours are available, and there is a gift shops and café on-site.

5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota 34243 · 941-359-5700

Hours  Daily 10am-5:30pm; Closed New Year's, Thanksgiving and Christmas;
Art Museum tours Mon-Fri 10:15am, 10:30am, 11:15am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:15pm, 1:45pm, 2pm; West Gallery tours 11am, 1:30pm

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