Flashback

Flashback: At Sea With the Ringlings

Ringling used to take potential financial investors on pleasure cruises along Sarasota Bay.

10/01/2019 By Ilene Denton

Flashback

Flashback: The Longboat Key Ritz-Carlton

The luxury hotel, dreamed up by circus impresario John Ringling, was never fully realized.

07/31/2019 By Ilene Denton

Sarasota Romance

For Valentine’s Day, a Love Stories Trolley Tour

Just in time for Valentine's Day, trolley tours reveal Sarasota's hidden romantic history.

02/13/2019 By Mana Gale

Circus Sarasota

The Lavish Life and Forgotten Legacy of John Ringling North

The story of the other circus king.

07/26/2018 By Robert Plunket

Exit Interview

14 Amazing Objects in the Ca d'Zan Mansion

Outgoing curator Ron McCarthy shares his favorite parts of the Ringlings' Italianate home.

02/28/2018 By Ilene Denton

Birthday Boy

Happy 150th Birthday, John Ringling!

Celebrating the 150th birthday of John Ringling, Sarasota's OG arts and business tycoon.

05/26/2016

Come One, Come All

Celebrating John Ringling's 150th Birthday

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art Foundation hosts a party in his honor May 31.

05/24/2016 By Kay Kipling

The Big House

Secrets of the Ca d'Zan

Curator Ron McCarty on what may surprise you about John and Mable Ringling's Italianate mansion.

04/08/2016 By Ilene Denton

Real Estate Junkie

For Sale: A Piece of Sarasota History in the Museum Area

Bob Plunket takes us inside a lovingly restored Spanish-style home in the Ringling Museum area that's currently for sale.

03/08/2016 By Robert Plunket

Article

Czecho-Slovakian Band Played Significant Role

John Ringling himself hired the band.

03/13/2015 By Larry Kelleher

Article

John Ringling Set the Tone for the Sarasota of Today

A self-made multimillionaire who extravagantly celebrated his wealth, John Ringling also understood that art is what endures.

03/02/2015 By Michael Kruse

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Mr. Chatterbox's Guide to Venice, Italy

This month: It's easy to understand Venice, Italy. If you’re from Sarasota, that is.

12/30/2014 By Bob Plunket

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For Sale: Historic Home Built by John Ringling's Architect

This week, Bob Plunket takes us inside a historic home on St. Armands Circle built by Dwight James Baum, John Ringling's architect.

06/26/2014 By Bob Plunket

Article

iShots: Inside Ca d'Zan Mansion

Go inside the Ringlings' historic home.

04/21/2014 By robertc

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Vintage Photo: Ca'd'Zan

This week's Vintage Photo: The Ringling Museum's Ca d'Zan, circa 1950.

12/18/2013 By Chelsey Lucas

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Vintage Sarasota Photo: Ringling Causeway

Vintage Sarasota: The John Ringling Causeway, circa 1927.

09/11/2013 By Chelsey Lucas

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Ringling Museum Will Open New Asian Wing in 2015

From a new Asian wing for the Ringling Museum to a center for Chinese studies, Sarasota is embracing a diverse and exciting culture.

08/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Vintage Sarasota: El Vernona Hotel

This week: El Vernona Hotel, circa 1925.

05/22/2013 By Chelsey Lucas