John & Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota

John & Mable Ringling Museum, Sarasota (must see)

John and Mable Ringling Museum is the legacy left by the famous spouses to the people of Florida, in hope of promoting education and love for arts, especially among young Americans. Inspired by the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the Art Museum hosts 21 diverse galleries featuring paintings and other art pieces collected by John Ringling while traveling through Europe in search of new acts for his Circus. In time, he became a self-educated passionate and insatiable collector. Due to his efforts, today the site is designated as the official state art museum for Florida.

Why You Should Visit:
Featuring paintings of celebrated artists such as Diego Velázquez, Peter Paul Rubens, Nicolas Poussin, Eugène Louis Boudin and many more, the Art Museum is a must-see site for every art and history buff, and everyone caring about his or her art education.

Tip:
The Museum and its surroundings have a lot to offer, so be aware that you’ll most probably spend more than just a few hours here.
Make sure you don’t miss the gift shop by the entrance.
As per John Ringling’s will, the Museum has to offer free entrance to the public one day a week. Every Monday you can enter the Museum of Art and the special exhibition galleries free of charge. Besides, on Thursdays, between 5pm and 8pm, the entrance fees to the Art Museum are lower.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm; Thur: 10am-8pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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John & Mable Ringling Museum on Map

Sight Name: John & Mable Ringling Museum
Sight Location: Sarasota, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Sarasota's Top Museums Walking Tour  

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Sarasota Downtown Art Galleries Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.4 Km or 0.2 Miles
Sarasota's Top Museums Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 Km or 2.8 Miles

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