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Region: South Florida

Ringling Museum of Art

Sarasota, FL

Contact Information:
5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota, Florida 34243
941-359-5745 (Fax)

Located off I-75, Exit 213 (previously Exit 40); west on University Parkway to Ringling Museum estate at 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Parking is free for buses and cars at the FSU Asolo Center for the Performing Arts.

Description and Activities:
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, which is affiliated with Florida State University, is the largest museum/university complex in the nation. The 66-acre estate is the legacy of John Ringling (1866-1936), one of the great business tycoons of his day. The Museum of Art, recognized as the state art museum of Florida, includes 21 galleries of internationally recognized European and American art with paintings by Rubens, Van Dyck, Poussin and other baroque masters.