Story by Bob Andelman; Photographs by Bill Serne
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is anything but a circus, despite its familiar name.
Found in a remarkably gorgeous, serene setting on the Intracoastal Waterway amidst banyan trees that are themselves works of art for their endlessly intricate branches, the museum campus is a natural attraction.
Inside, the 21 original galleries built by the famed circus man are a source of never-ending change and wide-eyed wonder. Don’t take our word for it, though; The Ringling is a State Art Museum of Florida and part of Florida State University. And the facility itself is on the National Register of Historic Places.Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2016 Will Eisner: A Spirited Life by Bob Andelman