The Importance of the Ringling Legacy
Ron McCarty, Curator and Keeper of Ca’d’Zan
Mr. McCarty reviews the lives of two of the community’s most beloved patrons of the arts, John and Mable Ringling with some additional information on Charles and Edith Ringling as well. The family came to Sarasota in 1911 and later transformed the area into an upscale resort town that is still enjoyed by thousands today.
Ron has been a member of the curatorial staff at the John and Mable Ringling Museum for the last 36 years with the Ca’d’Zan restoration as part of his responsibilities. He has written “The Work of Dwight James Baum” for Acanthus Press, “The Ca’d’Zan; Ringling’s Venetian Palace” for Scala Publications” and a new book “Ca’d’Zan; A Pictorial Guide to the Ringling Mansion” which is due out after this year .