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Galleries – Installation in progress through May 28
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Museum Free Day
Sunday 25 April 11am-4:45pm
Enjoy… Museum Free Day!
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.
Support for Museum Free Day is provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation. Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Logo

Family Day:
Look, Talk, Create!

Saturday 1 May
2pm – 4pm

FREE for all
RSVP required. 

Family Day offers artmaking activities and special events for visitors of all ages to engage with art and one another.
Look: Enjoy the Janaina Tschäpe: Between the Sky and the Water exhibition prior to Family Day activities. Admission is free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult.

Talk: Emory Conetta, the Museum’s Curatorial Assistant, and Ross Johnston, Environmental Scientist, will speak on the importance of recycling and reuse to protect our oceans and wildlife.

Create: Use materials similar to the artist to create your own aquatic-inspired artwork to take home!
Bistro specials for Family Day: Waffles with strawberries and whipped cream, red velvet whoopie pies, and strawberry Shirley Temples.
*During Bistro hours of 9-3pm

Family Day activities will follow strict COVID-19 Protocols. Face masks are required for all visitors.

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Xaviera Simmons
May 2021- November 2022
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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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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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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 – 31 October

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: Samo Davis
Samo Davis, Happiness in ROYGBIV, 2021
Plastic, pom poms, resin, yarn, clay, recycled materials.

Courtesy of the artist.
Photo: Samo Davis

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 and Terrol Dew Johnson, Knot #3, 2016 Aluminum, creosote, yucca, and cedar bark, 68 x 66 x 40 in. Courtesy of the artists Photo Credit: Aranda\Lasch
ArandaLasch and Terrol Dew Johnson, Knot #3, 2016
Aluminum, creosote, yucca, and cedar bark, 68 x 66 x 40 in.

Courtesy of the artists
Photo Credit: ArandaLasch

Carlos Bunga

Fall 2021

Daniel Lind-Ramos

Winter/Spring 2022

Victor Lundy

Winter/Spring 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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Winter/Spring 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.