Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Yesterday we went to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota. The Ringling Bros. have close ties to the city — they moved their winter quarters there in 1927, drawing famous circus families and artists from around the world until it became known as Circus City. John Ringling was one of the wealthiest men in the country back in the day, and it shows with his incredible collection of art that includes plenty of old masters and contemporary stuff, too. My favorite exhibit was probably the collection of old circus posters, but the museum's grounds, including the Ringling's Ca' d'Zan mansion, was the best part of the whole experience.