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The Museum Campus, including the Bistro, Shop, and Museum Grounds are open to all following COVID Protocols. Face masks are required for all individuals when indoors in public and shared spaces, and outdoors on the Museum Campus when physical distancing (6 feet or more) cannot be maintained. While timed tickets are not required at this time, gallery capacities are limited.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28
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
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!
Open Daily 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
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David Budd: Motion Within Stillness
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.
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.
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.
May 2021- November 2022
On The Grounds
November 27, 2021 – May 15, 2022
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.
Effigy : Hemric
11 December – 8 May 2022
Coke Wisdom O'Neal
More information coming soon.
Aranda\Lasch + Terrol Dew Johnson
12 June – 26 September
Between the Sky and the Water
14 December 2020 – 2 May 2021
Architecture for Nature
8 November 2020 – 2 May 2021
Material Witness, Five Decades of Art
October 2020 – 15 November 2020
Color. Theory. & (b/w).
14 December 2019 – 25 October 2020
14 December 2019 – March 2020
Fall Season 2021
Join us this season for programs that invite you to experience art and engage your senses.
P-12 School Visits
The Memory Project
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.
M. Leo Elliott – Former Sarasota High School
Photo: Dick Dickinson
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma