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

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Program Guide

Schedule At A Glance

FREE DAY

Second Sundays @ SAM

Sunday, December 12 from 11 am – 4:45 pm

Second Sundays @ SAM

Sunday, January 9 from 11 am – 4:45 pm

Second Sundays @ SAM

Sunday, February 13 from 11 am – 4:45 pm

SPOTLIGHT / CURATOR / ARTIST TALKS

SPOTLIGHT TALK
David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

Thursday, January 13 from 6 pm – 7 pm

CURATOR TALK: INSIDE LOOK
Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Thursday, January 27 from 6 pm – 7 pm

CURATOR TALK
Effigies: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Danner Washburn

Thursday, February 10 from 6 pm – 7 pm

ARTIST TALK
Danner Washburn
Effigy : Hemric

Thursday, March 10 from 6 pm – 7 pm

JAZZ THURSDAYS

Jazz Thursday

Thursday, January 13 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jazz Thursday

Thursday, February 10 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

December

Free Day

FREE DAY

Second Sundays @ SAM Activities

Sunday, December 12

Join us for Second Sundays @ SAM!

Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions, and participate in our fun activities.

Musical Interludes – 12 pm to 1:30 pm 
Join us for music on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza.

Mary’s Front Porch1:30 pm to 2 pm
Storytelling performance for all ages where they can share their imagination and creativity

What’s your medium?- 2 pm to 4 pm
An intergenerational art activity for discovering various artistic mediums

Ringling Studio + Digital Arts Free Studio Day Activities – 11am to 4:30pm
Free ceramics activity! Personalize your own ceramic puzzle piece! Help to create The Community Puzzle!

Free figure drawing session with a live model! Bring Your Own Drawing Materials!

Support for Free Second Sundays @ SAM is provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Logo

January

Free Day

FREE DAY

Second Sundays @ SAM Activities

Sunday, January 9

Join us for Second Sundays @ SAM!

Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions, and participate in our fun activities.

Musical Interludes – 12 pm to 1:30 pm 
Join us for music on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza.

Mary’s Front Porch1:30 pm to 2 pm
Storytelling performance for all ages where they can share their imagination and creativity

What’s your medium?- 2 pm to 4 pm
An intergenerational art activity for discovering various artistic mediums

Ringling Studio + Digital Arts Free Studio Day Activities – 11am to 4:30pm
Free ceramics activity! Personalize your own ceramic puzzle piece! Help to create The Community Puzzle!

Free figure drawing session with a live model! Bring Your Own Drawing Materials!

Support for Free Second Sundays @ SAM is provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Logo
Detail view of David Budd's "Easter Island I", 1973, Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in., Collection of Ringling College of Art + Design, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Detail view of David Budd's Easter Island I, 1973
Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 in.

Collection of Ringling College of Art + Design
Photo: Ryan Gamma

SPOTLIGHT TALK

David Budd: Motion Within Stillness

Mike Solomon and Emory Conetta

Thursday, January 13

Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium

6 – 7 pm

FREE for Members
$20 Not-Yet Members

Mike Solomon, artist, friend, and specialist of David Budd, will join exhibition co-curator, Emory Conetta, to discuss the life and work of the artist, in addition to his time painting in Sarasota.

This program coincides with extended gallery hours. We invite you to enjoy the exhibitions before and after the program.

Tickets to this talk are not available yet, they will be available in mid December. Meantime, check out our other happenings.

Jazz Thursdays

Jazz Thursdays

Jazz Thursday

Thursday, January 13

6 – 7 pm

Sarasota Art Museum

FREE for Members
$20 Not-Yet Members

Sarasota Art Museum invites you to be our guest at our first Jazz Thursday at SAM!

Sarasota Art Museum is partnering with the Jazz Club of Sarasota for Jazz Thursdays. Join us for our special late night performances on the Marcy and Michael Klein Plaza and in the galleries.

Jazz Thursdays will occur on the second Thursday of each month.

Galleries + Bistro + Shop will be open

Tickets to this event are not available yet, they will be available in mid December. Meantime, check out our other happenings.

Installation view of "Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator"
Installation view of Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator

CURATOR TALK: Inside Look

Fall/Winter Exhibitions

Thursday, January 27

6 – 7 pm

Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium

FREE for Members
$20 Not-Yet Members

Join Assistant Curator Emory Conetta in exploring this season’s new exhibitions. The program will discuss the Museum’s newest initiatives and provide insight into the behind-the-scenes work that made these exhibitions possible.

Enjoy the exhibitions prior to the program!
Gallery hours are extended until 6 pm this evening.

Tickets to this talk are not available yet, they will be available in mid December. Meantime, check out our other happenings.

February

Installation view of Felix Gonzalez-Torres' "Untitled"(L.A.)
Installation view of Felix Gonzalez-Torres' "Untitled"(L.A.) at Sarasota Art Museum

CURATOR TALK

Effigies: Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Danner Washburn

Thursday, February 10

6 – 7 pm

Thomas McGuire Hall

FREE for Members
$20 Not-Yet Members

Assistant Curator Emory Conetta will explore the works of Felix Gonzalez-Torres and Danner Washburn currently on view at the Museum; specifically, how each artist uses unconventional materials to create an effigy of a person, place, or memory. This event coincides with extended gallery hours. We invite you to enjoy the exhibitions before and after the program.

Tickets to this talk are not available yet, they will be available in mid December. Meantime, check out our other happenings.

Jazz Thursdays

Jazz Thursdays

Jazz Thursday

Thursday, February 10

6 – 7 pm

Sarasota Art Museum

FREE for Members
$20 Not-Yet Members

Sarasota Art Museum invites you to be our guest at Jazz Thursday at SAM!

Sarasota Art Museum is partnering with the Jazz Club
of Sarasota for Jazz Thursdays.
Join us for our special late night performances on the Marcy and Michael Klein Plaza and in the galleries.

Jazz Thursdays will occur on the second Thursday of each month.

Galleries + Bistro + Shop will be open

Tickets to this event are not available yet, they will be available in mid December. Meantime, check out our other happenings.

Free Day

FREE DAY

Second Sundays @ SAM Activities

Sunday, February 13

Join us for Second Sundays @ SAM!

Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions, and participate in our fun activities.

Musical Interludes – 12 pm to 1:30 pm 
Join us for music on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza.

Mary’s Front Porch1:30 pm to 2 pm
Storytelling performance for all ages where they can share their imagination and creativity

What’s your medium?- 2 pm to 4 pm
An intergenerational art activity for discovering various artistic mediums

Ringling Studio + Digital Arts Free Studio Day Activities – 11am to 4:30pm
Free ceramics activity! Personalize your own ceramic puzzle piece! Help to create The Community Puzzle!

Free figure drawing session with a live model! Bring Your Own Drawing Materials!

Support for Free Second Sundays @ SAM is provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Logo

March

Danner Washburn, Fertile, 2021, Porcelain figurine, NC 95 tobacco seed, collards seed, summer squash seed, sweet corn seed, neutral pH adhesive, 3 x 1 ¼ x 2 in., Courtesy of the artist
Danner Washburn, Fertile, 2021
Porcelain figurine, NC 95 tobacco seed, collards seed, summer squash seed, sweet corn seed, neutral pH adhesive
3 x 1 ¼ x 2 in.

Courtesy of the artist

ARTIST TALK

Danner Washburn

Effigy : Hemric

Thursday, March 10

6 – 7 pm

Sarasota High School Alumni Auditorium

FREE for Members
$20 Not-Yet Members

Artist Danner Washburn (b.1994, North Carolina) and Assistant Curator, Emory Conetta, will discuss the artist’s current exhibition, Effigy : Hemric. The program will explore Washburn’s process of collecting and transforming found objects and his interest in the Yadkin Valley (North Carolina) tobacco culture and industry.

This event coincides with extended gallery hours. We invite you to enjoy the exhibition, Effigy : Hemric, before and after the program.

Tickets to this talk are not available yet, they will be available in late December. Meantime, check out our other happenings.