The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art
- Part of Scala’s Director’s/Curator’s Choice series, a personal and engaging guide with a unique approach to the legacy of the art collector, circus entrepreneur and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable
- Unique selections by the collection’s Curator
The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art is the legacy of the art collector, circus entrepreneur and financier John Ringling and his wife Mable. At the heart of the Ringling’s 66-acre Sarasota, Florida, estate is the Museum of Art, built by John Ringling to house his outstanding collections of European art. Featuring grand and often impressively scaled paintings by the Old Masters, including Rubens, Velázquez, Titian, Veronese, Gainsborough and Poussin, as well as antiquities, sculpture and decorative arts, the collection’s scope and magnitude is an overwhelming achievement, not least because it was amassed in less than a dozen years. Curator Virginia Brilliant offers her own personal insight into the significance of her favourite works in one of the most important collections of Old Masters in the United States.
Other titles published by Scala for the Ringling Museum incude: Ca d’Zan: Ringling’s Venetian Palace: Art Spaces, Grounds and Gardens: Art Spaces, The Historic Asolo Theatre: Art Spaces, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: Curator’s Choice, Paolo Veronese, R. Luke DuBois and Triumph and Taste
Virginia Brilliant obtained her PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and before joining the Ringling she held positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and the Cleveland Museum of Art.