The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the foundation upon which Sarasota’s art scene has been built. The institution was established in 1927 as a gift to the people of Florida. Additionally, dozens of performing arts centers, including the nationally recognized Sarasota Opera House, historic architecture, fine dining, and visual art displays can be found throughout the city. There’s not much that can rival the city’s art pedigree for top billing.
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Visit The Ringling Museum, which is considered the foundation of Sarasota’s art scene. The institution was established in 1927 as a gift to the people of Florida and features a 21-gallery art museum, the Ca' d'Zan mansion, the Ringlings' mansion, the historic Asolo Theatre, and two Circus Museums. Get an up close and personal look behind the scenes of the historic Sarasota Opera House on a private tour lead by a Sarasota Opera staff member. Wind your way through Sarasota Opera's donor lounges, into the balcony, through the costume shop finally ending on stage where you can get the singers perspective from center stage. Then you can savor the elegant old world charm of Café L’Europe on St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota’s iconic fine dining restaurant for four decades. This culinary destination offers classic European cuisine, award-winning wines, impeccable service and sophisticated ambiance.
The Ringling Museum5401 Bay Shore RoadSarasota, Florida 34243941-359-5700ringling.orgThe museum is open 7 days a week 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Days.
Sarasota Opera61 N. Pineapple AvenueSarasota, Florida 34236941-328-1300sarasotaopera.orgVisit the website for show times and schedules. Closed holidays
Café L'Europe431 St. Armand’s CircleSarasota, Florida 34236941-388-4415cafeleurope.netOpen seven days a week
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