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November 19, 2023 – March 17, 2024
Juana Valdés: Embodied Memories, Ancestral Histories
The exhibition Embodied Memories, Ancestral Histories is Juana Valdes’ first solo museum show. It begins with early works that address Valdes’ “Caribbeanness,” her Cuban roots, and her African ancestry. These pieces serve as a prologue to the story that unravels as the visitor moves through three aspects of her work that are not necessarily exclusive: “The History of Migration,” “Representation and Subjectivity” (Gender and the Feminine Body), and “Materiality” (Working with non-traditional materials and challenging the canon of art).
Contemporary/Traditional: Selections from the Basch Glass Collection
Judy Pfaff: Picking up the Pieces
November 19, 2023 – March 24, 2024
Judy Pfaff has been a renowned multimedia artist and pioneer of installation art for over five decades. Bursting with electrifying energy, the vast immersive environment she is creating for Sarasota Art Museum will captivate audiences as they navigate this hypnotic, otherworldly space. Pfaff’s largest installation since 2017, Picking up the Pieces will defy boundaries, mixing painting, sculpture, and architecture.
Impact: Contemporary Artists at the Hermitage Artist Retreat
March 10-July 7, 2024
Does art play an active role in identifying and revealing the realities of contemporary life? Conversely, how do present-day challenges in the world affect the choices that artists make in their studios? While these questions have no clear or easy answers, the exhibition Impact: Contemporary Artists at the Hermitage Artist Retreat, presented at Sarasota Art Museum, hopes to expand upon conventional ideas of art’s impact on our daily lives through the presentation of recent works made by 10 U.S.-based artists: Diana Al-Hadid, Sanford Biggers, Chitra Ganesh, Todd Gray, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Michelle Lopez, Ted Riederer, John Sims, Kukuli Velarde, and William Villalongo.
The Truth of the Night Sky: Anne Patterson and Patrick Harlin
April 21 – September 29, 2024
Multimedia artist Anne Patterson and composer Patrick Harlin, explorer of soundscape ecologies, collaborate to create an awe-inspiring immersive installation for Sarasota Art Museum. Patterson, a synesthete who sees color and shape when hearing music, has frequently collaborated with musicians, including Harlin, to design mesmerizing environments. Patterson and Harlin met at the Hermitage Artist Retreat in 2014 and recognized in each other a similar artistic affinity for drawing inspiration from nature.
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