Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Pay What
You Can Day

Sunday 31 January
11am-4:45pm

Why do we have this day? The mission of the Museum is to be for all. We are keenly aware of the economic statistics of our community and our region, and we are conscious of the stresses and challenges faced by many. We also deeply believe that art cultivates empathy, that visiting an art museum can inspire and delight, and that exploring new art and new ideas can enrich lives. We have this day so everyone can benefit from the art and the artist’s wisdom.

While admission to the Museum is $15, on Pay What You Can Day, you will choose the amount you pay based on your ability and capacity. Any amount, or no amount, is welcome, and we hope that you will be as generous as you are able to be. Your support allows the Museum to serve ALL.

Support for the Pay What You Can Day is provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Plan your Visit

Today is

Museum Exhibition Gallery Hours

10am – 5pm Daily Closed Tuesdays
11am – 5pm Sunday

10am – 5pm

11am – 5pm

Daily    Closed Tuesdays

Sunday

Museum Shop, Grounds and Lobby Exhibitions
10am – 5pm Monday through Saturday
11am – 5pm Sunday

10am – 5pm

11am – 5pm

Monday through Saturday

Sunday

Bistro
9am – 3pm Daily

9am – 3pm

Daily

Admission to the Museum on the first Sunday of every month is pay what you can.

Bistro, Shop & Grounds are OPEN on Tuesdays, Galleries are closed.

We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Welcome Back: The Museum Campus, including the new Bistro, Shop, and Museum Grounds are open to all following strict COVID Protocols. Face masks are required for all staff and visitors. While timed tickets are not required at this time, gallery capacities are limited.

General Safety Protocols

  • Are Face Coverings Required?

    Yes, the City of Sarasota requires face coverings be worn inside, and outside when keeping a physical distance of 6 feet is not possible.

    According to the City of Sarasota: “Face covering” shall mean a uniform piece of material that securely covers a person’s nose and mouth and remains affixed in place without the use of one’s hands, whether store-bought or homemade, concurrent with CDC guidelines, or a clear face shield that covers a person’s eyes, nose and mouth which wraps around the sides of the face and extends below the chin.

  • Plexiglass screens are in place at our front desk to provide a protective barrier between visitors and staff.
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.
  • Restrooms will be cleaned at least every 2 hours.
  • Frequent touch surfaces will be regularly wiped down throughout the day.
  • Cashless payment options, including debit cards, credit cards, are preferred to minimize contact.A

Visiting the Museum Galleries

  • The capacity of each gallery is limited. You may be asked to wait before entering a gallery until we can ensure safe distancing for all visitors.
  • The Conservatory and the Auditorium are temporarily closed until further notice.

Admission

Type Price
General Admission $15
Museum Members Free
Under 17, Accompanied by an adult Free
Cross College Alliance Students Free
Public Safety Officers Free
Veterans / Active Military Free with ID

General Admission

Museum Members

Under 17, accompanied by an adult

Cross College Alliance Students

Public Safety Officers

Veterans / Active Military

$15

Free

Free

Free with ID

Free

Free with ID

Tickets are available for purchase up until 4:30 p.m. on the day you would like to attend.

Not yet a Member?

Join today and apply today’s admission towards Museum Membership. You’ll enjoy free admission and a 10% discount in the Shop and Bistro. You’ll also receive invitations to special Members-only events.

Getting Here

Sarasota Art Museum
Ringling College Museum Campus
1001 South Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34236

Parking

Free visitor parking is available on the south side of the Museum. 

As parking is extremely limited, we encourage visitors to use public transportation and ride hailing services. The SCAT bus stop is located in front of the Museum on South Tamiami Trail.

Where to Shop

The Shop is located on the first floor of the Elliott building.
Museum Members receive a 10% discount in the Shop and invitations to exclusive Members-only shopping events.

Where to Eat

Bistro is open daily from 9am to 3pm.

Bistro offers a gourmet selection of light fare including sandwiches, soups, specialty coffees, and desserts.

Catering is available for event rentals.

Visitor Information

Accessibility

The Sarasota Art Museum is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences. The Museum is accessible for visitors with limited mobility via the elevator and ramps. Wheelchairs are available for visitors with limited mobility on a first come, first served basis.

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation is available for guided tours by contacting the Museum two weeks in advance of your visit. To schedule ASL interpretation, please contact info@sarasota.artcreate new email

Coatroom

Large bags, backpacks and umbrellas may be stored in the complimentary lockers located in the coatroom.

Photography

Taking and sharing of photos is encouraged for personal use only. Permissions will vary based on the exhibition as per the artist’s copyright. The use of flash photography, tripods, and “selfie sticks” are not permitted. Videography is not permitted. Commercial photography, including film requiring equipment or exclusive use of an area is prohibited without a permit.

Drawing in the Galleries

Drawing in the galleries is a centuries old tradition. We hope you will be so inspired here at the Museum. While visitors are welcome to sketch in the galleries, we ask that you use only pencil (no ink or paint) and sketchbooks no larger than 8 ½ x 11.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are not allowed in the Museum galleries. Outside food and beverages are not permitted on the Museum campus.

Respect the Art

“Don’t touch, climb or sit on, kick, hit, or lick the art” (unless otherwise directed by the artist or Museum.) We love art and know that you do, too. So, please help us protect the work. Artwork can be very fragile and easily damaged by just the oils in your fingers and hands. We recommend keeping an arm’s length distance from the work.

School Groups

For P-12 school group tours, please email groups@sarasota.artcreate new email

Lost & Found

We would be happy to reunite you with your lost items. Please email lostandfound@sarasota.artcreate new email

Pets

Service animals as defined by the American Disabilities Act (ADA) are always welcome. Pets should stay home.

No Smoking

Smoking, including vaping, is prohibited throughout the Museum and Museum campus.