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The Ringling Closes, Effective Immediately

The museum does not have an official reopening date.

By Megan McDonald March 16, 2020

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art announced this afternoon that it has closed to the public effective March 16, 2020 at 5 p.m. in an effort to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. A reopening date will be announced. As of this afternoon, there are 137 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Florida residents. Five of those cases are in Manatee County (two men and three women, ranging in age from 62-81); three are in Sarasota County (two men, one woman, ranging in age from 50-87). 

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