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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28

CURATOR TALK
Art and Race Matters:
The Career of Robert Colescott

6 pm via Zoom

Lowery Stokes Sims, the exhibition’s
co-curator, will discuss the work of Robert Colescott within the greater context of art in the 1980s, accompanied by Joe Lewis and Barry Blinderman.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31

HALLOWEEN
Museum Free day

11 am - 4:45 pm

Join us for a fun-filled day of art + activities including mask making, Music on the Plaza, a costume contest, figure drawing, story-telling, and more!

Support for Museum Free Day is provided by the Charles and Margery Barancik Foundation.  
David Budd: Motion Within Stillness
October 9 -March 20, 2022
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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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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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David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

October 9 – March 20, 2022
Thirty years after the artist’s passing, significant paintings from the 1970s will be exhibited to the public together for the first time. Accompanied by monochrome works that further contextualize David Budd’s foundations in abstraction, the exhibition will illuminate the material explorations of an artist whose work defies the conventions of abstract painting.
David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in., Collection of Ringling College of Art + Design, Photo: Rich Schineller
David Budd, Easter Island I, 1973
Oil on canvas
60 x 60 in.

Collection of Ringling College of Art and Design
Photo: Rich Schineller

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.

Installation view of Samo Davis: Happiness in ROYGBIV at Sarasota Art Museum, on view from May 29 - October 31, 2021, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Samo Davis, Happiness in ROYGBIV, 2021
Plastic, pom poms, resin, yarn, clay, recycled materials.

Courtesy of the artist.
Photo: Ryan Gamma

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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Felix Gonzalez-Torres

November 27, 2021 – May 15, 2022

Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996, Cuba) used everyday materials, such as lightbulbs, paper, and candy, to engage viewers in deeper consideration of intrapersonal and cultural issues. “Untitled” (L.A.) is one of the artist’s candy spill works that employs the familiar and alluring material of candy.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres, “Untitled” (L.A.), 1991 Green candies individually wrapped in cellophane, endless supply Overall dimensions vary with installation Original weight: 22.7 kg (50 lbs) Jointly owned by Art Bridges and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art © The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation
“Untitled” (L.A.)
1991
Green candies individually wrapped in cellophane, endless supply
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Original weight: 22.7 kg (50 lbs)

Jointly owned by Art Bridges and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
© The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator

27 November – 3 April 2022

Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator illuminates the fantastical world of Judith Linhares (b. 1940, California) and the abundance of influences that shape her artistic practice—from her time in the California Bay Area in the 1960s and 70s, to her studio space, to her dream journals, to other artists, five of whom Linhares has selected to include in the exhibition.

Judith Linhares, Cove, 2010, Oil on linen, 60 x 81 in., Image courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul
Judith Linhares, Cove, 2010
Oil on linen
60 x 81 in.

Image courtesy of the artist and Various Small Fires, Los Angeles/Seoul

Danner Washburn

Effigy : Hemric

11 December – 8 May 2022

Danner Washburn (b.1994, North Carolina) utilizes sculpture, painting, sound, and installation to study the junctures between consumerism, folklore traditions, and the built environments of rural American subcultures.
Danner Washburn, Fertile, 2021, Porcelain figurine, NC 95 tobacco seed, collards seed, summer squash seed, sweet corn seed, neutral pH adhesive, 3 x 1 ¼ x 2 in., Courtesy of the artist
Danner Washburn, Fertile, 2021
Porcelain figurine, NC 95 tobacco seed, collards seed, summer squash seed, sweet corn seed, neutral pH adhesive
3 x 1 ¼ x 2 in.

Courtesy of the artist

Coke Wisdom O'Neal

Spring 2022

Daniel Lind-Ramos

Spring/Summer 2022

More information coming soon.

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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
Knot #3
2016
Aluminum, creosote, yucca, cedar bark
50 x 42 x 20 in.

Courtesy of the artists

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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Fall Season 2021

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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

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M. Leo Elliott – Former Sarasota High School
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