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Sarasota Art Museum is part of the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission for families of Veterans and Active-Duty Military Personnel from Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2024, through Labor Day, September 2, 2024.
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza, Photo: Ryan Gamma
Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza
Photo: Ryan Gamma

Plan your Visit

OPEN 7 Days a Week

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Museum Exhibition Gallery Hours

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

10 am – 5 pm

11 am – 5 pm

Monday – Saturday



10am – 5pm  Monday – Saturday
11am – 5pm Sunday

10 am – 5 pm

11 am – 5 pm 

Monday – Saturday


9 am – 3 pmDaily

9 am – 3 pm


Free Second Sundays at SAM are the Second Sunday of every month.

The Museum Campus will be closed on Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4 for Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Sarasota Art Museum’s top priority is the safety of our community, visitors, artists, and staff members. The Museum Campus, including the Bistro, Shop, and Museum Grounds are open to all and we welcome you for your next visit.

Visiting the Museum

Masks are no longer required.

Sarasota Art Museum has 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition gallery space spread across three floors along with the popular Bistro and Shop for visitors to spread out and enjoy all the Museum has to offer. Take in our outdoor sculpture and site-responsive installations in the Museum’s Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza and the Great Lawn.


General Admission


17 and Under


Museum Members


Cross College Alliance Students

Free with ID

Veterans & Active Military

Free with ID

Ringling College of Art and Design Faculty, Staff, and Students

Free (includes 1 guest)

Ringling College of Art and Design Alumni


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

Join and Save!

Join today and apply today’s admission towards Museum Membership. You’ll enjoy free admission and a 10% discount in Shop + Sarasota Art Museum 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. 

For visitors that would like to use public transportation, The SCAT bus stop is located in front of the Museum on South Tamiami Trail.

Where to Shop

The SHOP + Sarasota Art Museum is located on the first floor of the Elliott building.

Museum Members receive a 10% discount in SHOP + Sarasota Art Museum and invitations to exclusive Members-only shopping events.

Where to Eat

Bistro is open daily from 9 am to 3 pm.

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

Catering is available for event rentals.

Where to Stay (in town)

Trying to figure out where to stay when you are visiting Sarasota? Stay at one of our partners, The Ritz Carlton, Sarasota or Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection. Learn more about their locations at the links below.

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@sarasotaartmuseum.orgcreate 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

Groups of ten or more (including P-12 school tour requests) must schedule in advance by contacting our Visitor Experience Team at 941.309.4300 or emailing: groups@sarasotaartmuseum.orgcreate new email

Lost & Found

We would be happy to reunite you with your lost items. Please email lostandfound@sarasotaartmuseum.orgcreate 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.


Firearms and all other weapons are prohibited in all areas of the Museum, except for those carried by law enforcement officers.