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Museum Free Day

Sunday 25 July
11am-4:45pm

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Please join us on the last Sunday of each month for our Museum Free Day.

Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions.

At Sarasota Art Museum, we are committed to providing access to quality programs and exhibitions for our entire community.
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Unraveling: Aranda\Lasch + Terrol Dew Johnson
June 12 - September 26
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Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott
29 May - 31 October
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Charles McGill: In the Rough
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Xaviera Simmons
May 2021- November 2022
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Barbara Banks : Worker
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On the Grounds
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Open Daily 9am – 3pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch

Open Daily 9am – 3pm
Saturday and Sunday Brunch

Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum
Bistro offers a gourmet selection of light fares, including sandwiches, soups, specialty coffees, and desserts.

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Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm

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Museum Members receive a 10% discount in the Shop and invitations to exclusive events. Your purchases support the Museum’s programs and exhibitions.

JPW3's Zen Jail is a site specific art installation at Sarasota Art Museum
JPW3, Zen Jail (2016/2019)

Courtesy of the artist

Odili Donald Odita's "Force Field" is a a site specific installation for Sarasota Art Museum
Odili Donald Odita, Force Field, (2019-2020)

Photo: Sarasota Art Museum

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Unraveling:
Aranda\Lasch + Terrol Dew Johnson

12 June – 26 September

Aranda\Lasch, a New York and Tucson-based design studio, and Terrol Dew Johnson, an internationally renowned Tohono O’odham basket weaver, collaborate on exquisitely intricate sculptures that are a unique blend of traditional Native American weaving techniques and digital fabrication methods.
Aranda\Lasch + Terrol Dew Johnson, Knot #3, 2016, Aluminum, creosote, yucca, cedar bark, 3’4 x 5’6 x 5’8 in., Courtesy of the artists
Aranda\Lasch + Terrol Dew JohnsonKnot #3
2016
Aluminum, creosote, yucca, cedar bark
50 x 42 x 20 in.

Courtesy of the artists

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

29 May – 31 October 

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott is the first comprehensive retrospective of one of the United States’ most compelling and provocative artists who—through vibrant paintings laced with biting satire—confronted issues of race, gender, identity, and the uncomfortable realities of American life in the latter half of the 20th century.

Robert Colescott,1919, 1980, Acrylic on canvas, 71 3/4 x 83 7/8 inches © 2021 Estate of Robert Colescott / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of the Estate and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo Photo Credit: Joshua White
Robert Colescott, 1919
1980
Acrylic on canvas, 71 3/4 x 83 7/8 inches

© 2021 The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Courtesy of The Robert H. Colescott Separate Property Trust and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo
Photo Credit: Joshua White

Charles McGill: In the Rough

29 May – 21 November

Charles McGill: In the Rough explores the assemblage works of artist, educator, and golf teaching professional Charles McGill, who physically deconstructed and repurposed the plastic, steel, leather, vinyl, and hardware from vintage golf bags to examine the racial and class inequities associated with the sport and leisure activity.

Charles McGill, Shredded Quilt II, 2016
Reconfigured golf bag parts on panel, 72 x 72 x 6 in.

Courtesy of the Estate of Charles McGill
Photo: Jenny Gorman

Samo Davis: Happiness in ROYGBIV

29 May – 31 October

Happiness in ROYGBIV is a vibrant sculptural installation that features a colorful and effervescent tree composed of found objects from the artist’s home, intending to spark joy within the difficult times of the last year.

Samo Davis, Happiness in ROYGBIV, 2021, Plastic, pom poms, resin, yarn, clay, recycled materials. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Sarasota Art Museum
Samo Davis, Happiness in ROYGBIV, 2021
Plastic, pom poms, resin, yarn, clay, recycled materials.

Courtesy of the artist.
Photo: Sarasota Art Museum

Xaviera Simmons

May 2021- November 2022

Xaviera Simmons engages her sweeping practice of photography, painting, video, sound, sculpture, and installation to explore the construction of landscape, language, and complex histories in the United States and its empire building globally.
Xaviera Simmons, The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause (2020) Steel, wood, concrete, and acrylic, in three parts: a. 17 × 4 × 12 ft.; b. 14.8 ft. × 10 in. × 7.5 ft.; c. 12.5 × 9 × 26 ft. Courtesy of the Artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, and David Castillo, Miami Photo: Sara Morgan
Xaviera Simmons, The structure the labor the foundation the escape the pause (2020)
Steel, wood, concrete, and acrylic
in three parts: a. 17 × 4 × 12 ft.; b. 14.8 ft. × 10 in. × 7.5 ft.; c. 12.5 × 9 × 26 ft.

Courtesy of the Artist, Socrates Sculpture Park, and David Castillo, Miami
Photo: Sara Morgan

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Carlos Bunga

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022

Judith Linhares

Winter 2021 – Spring 2022

Danner Washburn

Winter 2021 – Summer 2022

Coke Wisdom O'Neal

Spring 2022

Daniel Lind-Ramos

Spring/Summer 2022

More information coming soon.

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Janaina Tschäpe

Between the Sky and the Water

14 December 2020 – 2 May 2021

Janaina Tschäpe, Gush (2014), Photo: Teresa Lojacono
Janaina Tschäpe, Gush (2014)

Casein and watercolor pencil on canvas, 118 x 234 in.
Podesta Collection, Washington D.C.
Photo: Teresa Lojacono

Carl Abbott

Architecture for Nature

8 November 2020 – 2 May 2021

Caribbean Hilltop Residence photo: Steven Brooke Studios
Caribbean Hilltop Residence
Photo: Steven Brooke Studios

Harmony Hammond

Material Witness, Five Decades of Art

October 2020 – 15 November 2020

Harmony Hammond: Material Witness,Five Decades of Art exhibition
Harmony Hammond, Inappropriate Longings (1992)
Courtesy of the artist and Alexander Gray Associates, New York
Photo: Jeffrey Sturges
© Harmony Hammond / VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Color. Theory. & (b/w).

14 December 2019 – 25 October 2020

Color. Theory. &(b/w) show

Vik Muniz

14 December 2019 – March 2020

Vik Muniz, Double Mona Lisa (Peanut Butter and Jelly)(1999)
Vik Muniz, Double Mona Lisa (Peanut butter and Jelly) (1999), from After Warhol

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Summer Season 2021

Join us this season for outdoor programs that invite you to experience art and engage your senses.

P-12 School Visits

Kids love art! And we love kids! Learn more about opportunities for P-12 students to learn about the art at Sarasota Art Museum.

The Memory Project

The Sarasota Art Museum has taken on stewardship of the history of the former Sarasota High School building. Learn about the history of the site and help keep the memory of the site—prior to recent transformation—alive.

About the Museum

Sarasota High School, M. Leo Elliott Building

M. Leo Elliott – Former Sarasota High School
Photo: Dick Dickinson

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Anchoring the Ringling College Museum Campus, the Museum has 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition gallery space, Bistro, Shop, auditorium for educational events, performance and film, a sculpture courtyard and extensive grounds and facilities where one can engage with site-specific and site-responsive art experiences.