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


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!


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.  

  • Wednesday, May 1 | 6:30 pm

Father's Day BBQ

Surprise Dad this Father’s Day with art, music and BBQ!


  • Sunday, June 16 | 12 pm

Cocktails and Culture

Learn the art of craft cocktails! Join us for a demonstration and tasting event which will include gallery admission, light bites, and (2) artistically-concocted cocktails inspired by our latest exhibitions. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

*To enjoy these cocktails at home, pick up the book Signature Cocktails by Amanda Schuster, sold at the SHOP.

  • Thursday, June 20 | 5 pm

Art on Film | Summer Film Series

Put the art world in focus with Art on Film at SAM. Join us for award-winning documentaries, short films, and biopics that highlight some of our favorite artists, reveal untold histories, and explore what it takes to make it as an artist today. Each screening will include opportunities for discussion and connection among audience members.

  • Monday, June 27 | 2 pm

Member Exclusive

Talks and Tours

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.

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, June 13


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, May 18


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

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