We are OPEN and here to welcome you.
The Museum Campus, including the Bistro, Shop, and Museum Grounds are open to all following COVID Protocols. Face masks are required for all individuals when indoors in public and shared spaces, and outdoors on the Museum Campus when physical distancing (6 feet or more) cannot be maintained. While timed tickets are not required at this time, gallery capacities are limited.

Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design is extending a special Buy One, Get One General Admission and a Buy One, Get One beverage at Bistro when you check-in at the Museum on YELP for December 1 through December 16.

To purchase, check in on YELP and show your check-in at either the Bistro or at the Museum.

BOGO is good for a single complimentary admission when purchased in pair(s) for 1 full priced, same day entry only and cannot be combined with any other offer, discount or coupon. The singular admission can also be applied to same day Membership purchase.

Second Sundays at SAM

Sunday, December 12

11am - 4:45pm

Please join us on the Second Sundays of each month for our Museum Free Day. Bring your friends and family to explore new art and thought-provoking exhibitions. At Sarasota Art Museum, we are committed to providing access to quality programs and exhibitions for our entire community.

Support for Museum Free Day is provided by the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.
Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation Logo
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Plan your Visit

Today is , ,

Museum Exhibition Gallery Hours

10am – 5pmDaily
11am – 5pmSunday

10am – 5pm

11am – 5pm



Museum Shop, Grounds, and Lobby Exhibitions

10am – 5pmMonday through Saturday
11am – 5pmSunday

10am – 5pm

11am – 5pm

Monday through Saturday


9am – 3pm Daily

9am – 3pm


Starting in December 2021, the Museum galleries, SHOP, and Bistro will be open on Tuesdays.

Museum Free Day/Second Sundays at SAM is the Second Sunday of every month.

We are closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

The Museum Campus, including the new Bistro, Shop, and Museum Grounds are open to all following COVID Protocols. Masks are optional for fully vaccinated individuals. While timed tickets are not required at this time, gallery capacities are limited.

General Safety Protocols

  • Are Face Coverings Required?
    • Outdoors: Face coverings are optional when physical distancing of 6 feet or more can be maintained. Face masks are required for small or large outdoor gatherings.
    • Indoors: Face coverings are required in public and shared spaces within buildings. 
  • 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.
  • Cashless payment options, including debit cards, credit cards, are preferred to minimize contact.

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 is temporarily closed until further notice.


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

General Admission

Museum Members

Under 17, accompanied by an adult

Cross College Alliance Students

Veterans / Active Military




Free with ID

Free with ID

Tickets are available for purchase up until 4:30 pm 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


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 fares, including sandwiches, soups, specialty coffees, and desserts.

Catering is available for event rentals.

Visitor Information


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


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


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


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.