Archive for August, 2010

08/1/2010

Maestro of the Museum

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art bears the name of its founders; and there’s certainly no reason to downplay the role of the man who, with the support of his beloved wife, built this symbol of Sarasota and the collection it holds. But when it comes to examining who helped determine the way […]

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08/1/2010

Masterpiece Theater

John Ringling isn’t remembered as a mad man, but he certainly was a dreamer and a larger-than-life power in anything he set his mind to. His passion revolutionized the circus, and in its turn, show business in general. He saw the raw material in tiny Sarasota that could turn it into the sophisticated city it […]

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