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

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Program Guide

Weekly Programs

Spring Break Workshops

March 12 - March 16
1 - 3 pm

Free for Members
Free with Museum Admission

This Spring Break, take a break and make! Join us in The Studios at SAM from March 12-16 for a variety of drop-in workshops. Adults and children are invited to spend quality time making memories, art, and unique gifts for family and friends.

  • Tuesday, make a paper masterpiece in our Origami workshop!
  • Wednesday, sit still with a Still Life.
  • Thursday, build a magical world with Model Magic.
  • Friday, what can you make with Sumi Ink? Try your brush at a landscape or portrait!
  • Saturday, join us for jewelry making and create a bracelet/necklace/gift in beads and wire!

Events

Bistro Pop-Up Night

Enjoy an after-hours gallery tour and a 4-course dinner curated by Executive Chef Kaytlin Dangaran. 

 

Dinner reservations are available for 6:30 pm. Private tour will begin one hour prior to dinner, at 5:30 pm.  PLUS! Join us for a Meet & Greet with shopping and a champagne toast at 5 pm!

  • Wednesday, March 6 | 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, April 3 | 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 1 | 6:30 pm

Talks and Tours

Quotable Speaker Series

Sarasota Art Museum’s Quotable Speaker Series offers a space for Sarasota to gather, share new ideas, and be inspired.

  • Saturday, April 27 | 1 pm
    Molly Hatch, artist and author of A Passion for China: A Little Black Book About the Objects We Eat
    From, Live With and Love

 

Conversation series: What in the (art) World?

Meet in the Wendy G. Surkis & Peppi Elona Lobby
Sarasota Art Museum
First Tuesdays |  11 am

Be part of our engaging series held every first Tuesday of the month, delving into both the surface ripples and the profound depths of the contemporary art world with art appraiser and advisor, Elana Rubenfeld.
  • Tuesday, March 5
  • Tuesday, April 9
  • Tuesday, May 7

Art at Noon

Meet in the Wendy G. Surkis & Peppi Elona Lobby
Sarasota Art Museum
Third Tuesdays |  Noon

Come enjoy discussions with specialists and artists covering a variety topics related to Sarasota Art Museum’s exhibitions, architecture, and areas of interest.

  • Tuesday, March 19 Elcin Haskollar, Associate Dean of Students for Diversity and Inclusion at Ringling College of Art and Design

Education Programs

Performances and More

Jazz Thursday

Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Sarasota Art Museum
Second Thursdays |  5:30 pm-8:30 pm

Join us for live jazz at Sarasota Art Museum, hosted by the Jazz Club of Sarasota, with extended hours in the galleries, Bistro, and SHOP!

  • Thursday,  March 14
  • Thursday, April 11
  • Thursday, May 9

Movement

Move Through

In The Galleries
Sarasota Art Museum
Third Saturdays | 10:30 am

Join us for a joyful hour of movement and human connection. This class will invite close looking and a deeper exploration of the art on view in SAM’s galleries through creative expression.

  • Saturday, March 16
  • Saturday, April 20

Yoga

In The Galleries
Sarasota Art Museum
Fourth Saturdays | 9 am

Take a break from your busy world and join us for a one-hour all-level yoga class surrounded by inspirational works of art.
  • Saturday, February 24
  • Saturday, March 23
  • Saturday, April 27