Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

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Program Guide

Spring 2021

Movement at the Museum - Art on the Grounds

To experience art is to engage the senses. While we commonly name the “five senses” (sight, sound, smell, touch, taste), we know that our bodies have the capacity to “sense” much more. For example, proprioception, our “sixth” sense, helps us understand where our bodies are in space. And our internal balancing mechanisms help us navigate the force of gravity as we make our way through the world. While traditional “Western” philosophies make a distinction between mind and body, all human beings understand that our experience of the world is more holistic. We know that our nervous system is not limited to our brain, but extends to our fingertips, which is why artmaking is a form of knowledge-acquisition. Moving our bodies helps open up our minds, and an open mind is the best thing you can bring to your art experience. Plus, being outside in nature (what the Japanese call “shinrin-yoku” or “forest-bathing”) has multiple physiological and psychological benefits.

To that end, we invite to you experience the many outdoor art experiences available at the Museum—the M. Leo Elliott Collegiate neo-Gothic architecture and the Modern elegance of Paul Rudolph, John Henry’s Complexus, Los Trompos by Esrawe & Cadeza, Zen Jail by JPW3, Olivier Mosset’s Rudolph installation, and our most recent, Carl Abbott’s La Musa Azul, while moving your body and opening your mind. This movement series is for ALL—for every body*. Whether you are 100 and partnered with a mobility device or 1 and using a parent as a mobility device—we all move to some degree, and we look forward to moving with you together at the Museum!

Please note, all activities will be outside, with strict physical distancing protocols in place. Masks are required on the Museum Campus, but may be temporarily removed during certain activities, if deemed safe.

* Please contact us at least 2 weeks in advance with any special needs and we will work together to do everything we can to accommodate and support your participation.

Schedule At A Glance

Artist Talk

Janaina Tschäpe

Wednesday 21 April 7:30 pm

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

The Architecture of Paul Rudolph

Tuesday 27 April 12 pm

Architect Talk

Carl Abbott

Thursday 8 April 6:30 pm

Movement at the Museum

Yoga for ALL

Sunday 18 April 10 am

Meditation for ALL

Sunday 2 May 10 am

Yoga for ALL

Sunday 16 May 10 am

Family Day

Look, Talk, Create!

Saturday 1 May 2 pm – 4 pm

Music on the Plaza

Ariel Blue

Saturday 8 May 11 am – 1 pm

March

Yoga for ALL at Sarasota Art Museum
Yoga for ALL
Photo: Sarasota Art Museum

Movement at the Museum

YOGA FOR ALL

Sunday 21 March 10 am

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
Free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult
RSVP required. 

The Movement Series unites mind and body for a holistic art experience.

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

Zen Jail

Thursday 25 March 12 pm

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

FREE for Museum Members; $10 not-yet Museum Members.
RSVP required. Limited to 16 people.

Grab lunch from Bistro and join us to learn about JPW3’s Zen Jail.

April

Carl Abbott, The Bayou Studio at Sarasota Art Museum 2021
Carl Abbott
The Bayou Studio at Sarasota Art Museum 2021
Photo: Ryan Gamma

ARCHITECT TALK

Carl Abbott

Thursday 8 April 6:30 pm

Thomas McGuire Hall

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
RSVP required.
Join us for a talk with Carl Abbott as he discusses his exhibition at the Museum.
Yoga for ALL at Sarasota Art Museum
Yoga for ALL
Photo: Sarasota Art Museum

Movement at the Museum

YOGA FOR ALL

Sunday 18 April 10 am

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
Free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult
RSVP required. 

The Movement Series unites mind and body for a holistic art experience.

Janaina Tschäpe, Livia 2 (2003)
Janaina Tschäpe, Livia 2 (2003)

Cibachrome, 40 x 50 in.
On loan from the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, Gift of the Tony Podesta Collection, Washington D.C.
Photo: Janaina Tschäpe

ARTIST TALK

Janaina Tschäpe

Wednesday 21 April 7:30 pm

6-7 pm Prix Fixe Dinner (Optional)

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

$10 Museum Members; $20 Not-yet Museum Members.
Adding Prix Fixe Dinner & Drink $40 per person (order by 4/14).
RSVP required. Limited seating.

Join us for a special evening en plein air for an artist talk with Janaina Tschäpe, who will be discussing her exhibition at the Museum. If joining us for dinner prior, you will be able to pick up a pre-arranged dinner and drink from Bistro between 6-7pm to enjoy your meal before the talk. Seating will begin at 7pm for the talk and will be on a first come, first served basis.
Sponsored by:
Community Foundation of Sarasota County Logo
Rudolph on-site during construction of Temple Street Parking Garage, 1959-1963, Photographed by Judith York Newman
Rudolph on-site during construction of Temple Street Parking Garage
1959-1963,
Photo: Judith York Newman

Lunch & Learn: Express Art History Talks

The Architecture of Paul Rudolph

Tuesday 27 April 12 pm

Virtual – via Zoom

FREE for Museum Members and $10 not-yet Museum Members

Join us for this virtual program to learn about the architecture of Paul Rudolph with the Museum’s Curatorial Assistant, Emory Conetta.

May

Los Trompos by Esrawe and Cadena are "Spinning tops" that are installed around the meander of Sarasota Art Museum
Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, Los Trompos, (2015)

FAMILY DAY

Look, Talk, Create!

Saturday 1 May 2 pm – 4 pm

Thomas McGuire Hall

FREE for ALL
Reservations required; Space limited to accomodate safe physical distancing.

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 Environmental Scientist, Ross Johnston, 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!

Sponsored by:

Community Foundation of Sarasota County Logo
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Movement at the Museum

Meditation for ALL

Sunday 2 May 10 am

John & Charlotte Suhler Gallery

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
Free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult
RSVP required. 

The Movement Series unites mind and body for a holistic art experience.

Ariel Blue

Music on the PLAZA

Ariel Blue

Saturday 8 May 11 am – 1 pm

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
FREE; Seating on a first come, first served basis.

Grab brunch from Bistro and join us en plein air to hear vocalist Ariel Blue sing an array of music from jazz, pop, soul, and classic R&B. Ariel is an actor, singer, and writer, and she performs on mainstage productions with Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe and Florida Studio Theatre Improv.

Yoga for ALL at Sarasota Art Museum
Yoga for ALL
Photo: Sarasota Art Museum

Movement at the Museum

YOGA FOR ALL

Sunday 16 May 10 am

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza

$10 Museum Members; $20 not-yet Museum Members
Free for those 17 and under accompanied by an adult
RSVP required. Limited to 22 people.

The Movement Series unites mind and body for a holistic art experience.

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