this is the guest room of the Ca D Zan
( Sarasota, Florida, Ringling Brothers Museum)
The Ca D’Zan
The sixth of the seven Ringling brothers of Baraboo, Wisconsin, John Ringling was one of the founders of the famous circus. He and his wife vacationed in Sarasota in the early 1900’s and purchased their bayfront property in 1912. , Ca d’Zan, now stands. Combining their love for Sarasota with their love of baroque art, they decided to build a museum on the estate grounds and fill it with the finest paintings and objects that they could ever buy. When John Ringling died, he left to the State of Florida over 600 paintings, including the world’s largest private collection of works by Peter Rubens, and lots of other objects – prints, drawings, sculptures, antiques, pottery, jewelry, and furniture.
Today, visitors from around the world visit this wonderful complex looking over Sarasota Bay. The Art Museum, Ca d’Zan, the Ringling Mansion and the Museum of the Circus are all open to the public for a single admission. The beautifully landscaped grounds contain over 400 kinds of Florida trees, plants and flowers, garden figures and Mable’s historic rose garden. The Banyan Cafe is open for lunch or a snack. Visitors can browse through three gift shops located on the grounds.
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