Sarasota Art Museum Announces New Senior Curator

November 8, 2022

SARASOTA, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2022) – Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College is delighted to announce that Rangsook Yoon, Ph.D, has been appointed Senior Curator, a newly established position for the Museum. Yoon brings to the Museum an impressive depth of experience and training as a curator, scholar, administrator, and educator – most recently at Artis–Naples, The Baker Museum in Naples, Florida where she currently serves as Curator of Modern Art.
Rangsook Yoon, Photo: Daniel Perales
Rangsook Yoon

Photo: Daniel Perales

In her new role at Sarasota Art Museum, Yoon will lead the curatorial department and supervise all aspects of the Museum’s exhibition program, working closely with senior leadership to shape the long-term artistic vision for the Museum.

“Rangsook Yoon is an exceptionally versatile and talented curator, museum professional, and educator and I’m thrilled she will be joining our team as Sarasota Art Museum’s new senior curator,” said Sarasota Art Museum Executive Director Virginia Shearer. “Rangsook stood out among an impressive applicant pool as a creative thinker who shares our commitment to dynamic, relevant arts programming that makes a lasting impact. I was particularly impressed by Rangsook’s deep understanding of the unique role that college and university museums play in fostering artistic experimentation and inspiration for students across the learning continuum. Sarasota Art Museum is poised for long-term growth and Rangsook’s commitment to innovative and forward-thinking exhibition projects, diversity and inclusion, and the educational role of museums make her an ideal partner.”

During her tenure at The Baker Museum, Yoon administered or curated over twenty modern and contemporary art exhibitions working with a range of regional, national, and international artists. As curator of The Baker’s annual Florida Contemporary exhibition, Yoon sought to diversify both media and artist representation, by showcasing works from talented Latinx and women artists in Florida, and increasing the regional visibility and relevance of The Baker Museum. In addition to Yoon’s accomplishments in exhibition curation, she has been responsible for several notable acquisitions for The Baker’s permanent collection and has worked extensively with the Museum’s education programs. Yoon was previously Director of Experiences and Curator at the Art & History Museums–Maitland (A&H), where she oversaw the A&H’s exhibition, public outreach, and educational programming, as well as artist residencies.

Born, raised, and educated in South Korea, Yoon majored in French language and literature at Korea University in Seoul, before relocating to the US to study art history. She obtained her Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. A specialist in European art from the Renaissance period, Yoon is an enthusiastic generalist knowledgeable in a wide range of the history of Western and global art. She taught college-level art history for six years at nationally ranked institutions including Trinity University, Texas; Central College in Iowa; and Chapman University in California. In 2013, Yoon served as a curatorial fellow at Rollins Museum of Art in Winter Park. The Association of Art Museum Curators selected Yoon to be one of ten international curators for its 2021–22 Mentorship program.

About Sarasota Art Museum

Sarasota Art Museum is a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of the art of our time. As a platform for exposure, education, and experimentation, the Museum inspires new ideas and new ways of being through an endless rotation of transformative, relevant, and pioneering exhibitions and programs designed to elevate and empower all by cultivating discerning visual thinkers and ethical citizens.

Sarasota Art Museum is Ringling College of Art and Design’s dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art. Sarasota Art Museum shares the Ringling College Museum Campus with Ringling College’s Continuing Studies program comprised of the non-credit Studio and Digital Arts program and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College.
Located in the historic Sarasota High School, Sarasota Art Museum opened to the public in 2019 in the beautifully reimagined building by K/R Architects. The new Museum is comprised of 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition space, a plaza court, the Great Lawn featuring temporary sculpture and site – specific installations, Bistro, and SHOP.
As Sarasota’s only museum solely focused on contemporary artists and their work, Sarasota Art Museum offers visitors a place to see thought-provoking exhibitions and participate in education programs that start conversations and amplify the city’s creative spirit.
SHOP, located in the Museum’s lobby, features an eclectic collection of exhibition-related merchandise, art and architecture books, contemporary jewelry, and gifts.

Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum is located on the Museum’s campus in Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota School of Architecture 1959 Vocational Shops building. The Bistro fare is inspired by Florida’s regional fruit stands and farmer’s markets and emphasizes local produce, healthy proteins, and artisanal specialty items brought to you by Executive Chef and general manager Kaytlin Dangaran.

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