Harmony Hammond: Material Witness,Five Decades of Art exhibition
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Sunday 28 February

Why do we have this day? The mission of the Museum is to be for all. We are keenly aware of the economic statistics of our community and our region, and we are conscious of the stresses and challenges faced by many. We also deeply believe that art cultivates empathy, that visiting an art museum can inspire and delight, and that exploring new art and new ideas can enrich lives. We have this day so everyone can benefit from the art and the artist’s wisdom.

While admission to the Museum is $15, on Pay What You Can Day, you will choose the amount you pay based on your ability and capacity. Any amount, or no amount, is welcome, and we hope that you will be as generous as you are able to be. Your support allows the Museum to serve ALL.

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Janaina Tschäpe: Between the Sky and the Water
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Carl Abbott
Architecture for Nature
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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)
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




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

Emory Douglas

27 February – 22 March 2021


Xaviera Simmons

Spring 2021-Fall 2022

Aranda\Lasch & Terrol Dew Johnson

Summer 2021

Samo Davis

Summer 2021

Robert Colescott

Summer/Fall 2021

Charles McGill

Summer/Fall 2021

Carlos Bunga

Fall 2021

Daniel Lind-Ramos

Winter/Spring 2022

Victor Lundy

Winter/Spring 2022

More information coming soon.


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


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.

This is What Happened: Art Since the 60s

This series takes us through the world of art history from the tumultuous 60s to the radical 90s. These lectures are open to the general public but double as a core component of the Museum’s docent program.

Artist Talks

Join us to hear from the artists about the concepts behind their art displayed at the Museum.

For our full list of programs, visit our Current Programs via the link below.


Open Daily 9am – 3pm

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


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

SHOP + Sarasota Art Museum
Museum Members receive a 10% discount in and invitations to exclusive Members-only shopping events.

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.