Asia Ascending

Asian culture takes root in Sarasota.


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Asian wing Ringling Sarasota

Asia Ascending

From a new Asian wing for the Ringling Museum to a center for Chinese studies, Sarasota is embracing a diverse and exciting culture.

The Woman Behind the Wing

Helga Wall-Apelt has had a lifelong passion for Asian culture and collecting.

A Gentleman and a Scholar

The late Elling O. Eide lived to study Chinese culture. Now a library with his name will welcome fellow scholars to Sarasota.