Ringling Museum of Art to Host Exhibition Featuring Objects Bought in 1927

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SARASOTA, FL.- Many discoveries surround the more than 300 objects John Ringling purchased in 1927 from Alva Vanderbilt Belmont’s Gothic Room in Marble House at Newport, Rhode Island. These discoveries will be explored in The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art’s newest exhibition “Gothic Art in the Gilded Age: Medieval and Renaissance Treasures in the Gavet-Vanderbilt-Ringling Collection”, on view December 19, 2009 through April 4, 2010. The exhibition considers the development of the collecting and display of medieval and early Renaissance art in the United States during the