At some point last summer, we were given passes to visit The Ringling Museum of Art. With all the busyness of getting married, we didn’t use the tickets until right before Christmas. We decided to take a day to relax and meander around a museum. Though to call this place just a museum is a bit of a misnomer. The grounds contain the home of John and Mable Ringling, the Circus Museum, the art museum, extensive walking paths and gardens, a theater, and a couple of restaurants.
We arrived around lunchtime, and grabbed a quick-lunch at the Banyan cafe before meeting for our guided tour of Ca’D’Zan. We don’t usually join guided tours, but it was included with our tickets. I would recommend doing the guided tour as the guides are well-educated about the house. There are many hidden in plain sight details in every room.
Our next stop was the art museum. The collection was impressive, but not my taste. I prefer newer works. Starting around the Impressionists and such. I found a few pieces to study, but this seemed to be more to my husbands liking.
These are a few of the photos taken, you can follow the link to my Flickr page to see the rest. There will be photos of the garden shared at a later date.