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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 Connetta, the Museum’s Curatorial Assistant, and Ross Johnston from Selby Gardens 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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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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Bistro

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.

SHOP

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

Open Daily 10am – 5pm

Sunday 11am – 5pm

SHOP + Sarasota Art Museum

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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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

Janaina Tschäpe Video Retrospective

Dates:
Saturday 17 April
Sunday 18 April

We welcome you to join us for the Janaina Tschäpe video series in coordination with the Museum’s current exhibition, Janaina Tschäpe: Between the Sky and the Water.

Each day will feature a unique sampling of Tschäpe’s video works created from 2000-2014.

The presentation will commence at the bottom of every hour during Museum hours and will be held in the auditorium.

FREE with Museum admission. Limited to 20 people per viewing time.
Janaina Tschäpe, still from Ballgame, 2012 © Janaina Tschäpe
Janaina Tschäpe, still from Ballgame (2012)

© Janaina Tschäpe

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

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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

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.

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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.

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.

Bistro

Open Daily 9am – 3pm

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

SHOP

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.