Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday Shop & Grounds Open, Galleries Closed
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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The Sarasota Art Museum is a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of the art of our time.
As a platform for education, exposure 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.
General Admission $15
Museum Members FREE
Under 17, accompanied by an adult FREE
Cross College Alliance Students FREE with ID
Public Safety Officers FREE
Veterans & Active Military FREE with ID
THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH ADMISSION IS PAY WHAT YOU CAN
Free visitor parking is available on a first come, first served basis on the south side of the Museum.
一道本不卡免费高清As parking is extremely limited, we encourage visitors to use public transportation and ride hailing services.
一道本不卡免费高清The SCAT bus stop is located in front of the Museum on South Tamiami Trail.
The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College is a contemporary art museum (known as a kunsthalle, an art museum without a permanent collection) that will open in December of 2019. Anchoring the Ringling College Museum Campus, the Museum has 15K square feet of dedicated exhibition gallery space, a café, retail shop, auditorium for educational events, performance and film, a sculpture courtyard and extensive grounds and facilities where one can engage with site-specific and site-responsive art experiences.
AKILI NI MALI / WISDOM IS WEALTH
We hope you'll join the conversation with us this season at The Works!
2pm My Life, My Work
Artist talk by the winner of the 2017 Greenfield Prize in photography, to be announced.
3pm The State of the Art of Photography
一道本不卡免费高清Panel discussion with national photography curators including Anthony Bannon, former Director of the George Eastman House, and Robert Pledge, President and Editorial Director of Contact Press Images, an international photojournalism agency.
Friday 21 October 2016, 10–11am
一道本不卡免费高清Thursday 17 November 2016, 5–6pm
The rich diversity and pluralistic nature of contemporary art, with its wide-ranging chorus of voices, represents the whole of the human experience. We hope the Museum becomes a place that feels both comfortable and familiar, but also encourages the exploration of new territory.
一道本不卡免费高清Designing and building a cultural institution from the ground up is challenging, complex, and rewarding work, and starting this fall, we’d like to bring you on this journey with us. Every few weeks leading up to our opening, we’ll have an open house, a cafecito, a kaffeelatsch—whichever your preferred term for a casual community gathering cum lively conversation—designed to engage you with our process and progress. It’s not every day (or even every decade!) that a community gets to build a new museum, and we don’t want you to miss a moment of our evolution.
Take this opportunity to find out “everything you ever wanted to know about contemporary art but were afraid to ask!”
Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6–7pm
In preparation for the upcoming Miami Art Week, featuring dozens of fairs and an endless series of exciting events, join us for a fun and informative session designed to help you navigate the often chaotic and perplexing environment of the art fair. (Helpful tip: sensible shoes!)
11-13 November 2016
The Museum is proud to partner with the Sarasota Architectural Foundation to co-present the third annual SarasotaMOD Weekend. This year’s MOD weekend will focus on the important architectural legacy of Victor Lundy.
Tuesday 15 November 2016, 6pm
Troublemakers unearths the history of land art in the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s. The film features a cadre of renegade New York artists that sought to transcend the limitations of painting and sculpture by producing earthworks on a monumental scale in the desolate desert spaces of the American southwest. Today these works remain impressive not only for the sheer audacity of their makers but also for their out-sized ambitions to break free from traditional norms.
Saturday 19 November 2016
Tania Katan is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, and creative instigator who, in her words, “believes in storytelling at all costs!” Katan has performed her stories at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, NPR, Comedy Central Stage, TEDx, and more. Her work has been written about in the New York Times, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, GLAMOUR, and others. She has been a featured speaker at Etsy, i.d.e.a. Museum, S.H.E. Summit, Social Innovation Summit, American Alliance of Museums and other national and international conferences and events. Katan’s instigations include Arm Wrestling for Art and co-creator of the internationally viral campaign #ItWasNeverADress for Axosoft. Katan is a Certified Anti-Bias & Diversity Trainer through the Anti-Defamation League and well-respected advocate in the breast cancer community.
一道本不卡免费高清Formerly the Curator of Performing Arts at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Katan made the audacious leap into technology and is the Evangelist at Axosoft, because every rock star company needs a punk! She is currently working on a book about the astounding value of creatives in the business world called Creative Trespassing.
一道本不卡免费高清Dan Cameron served as Senior Curator at the New Museum in New York from 1995 to 2006, and as Chief Curator at Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California, from 2012 to 2015. As an independent curator, Cameron was Artistic Director for the 8th Istanbul Biennial in 2003 and Co-Curator of the 10th Taipei Biennial in 2006. He is currently Curator for the XIII Bienal de Cuenca in Ecuador. Cameron is also currently guest curator for the Palm Springs Museum of Art, where he is preparing an exhibition for 2017 on Latin American kinetic art of the 1950s and 1960s. Cameron is the founder of Prospect New Orleans, a triennial of international contemporary art, and directed the organization and exhibition program from 2006-2011, while also serving as Director of Visual Arts for New Orleans’ Contemporary Arts Center. Dan is a member of the Hermitage National Curatorial Council.
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A place for contemporary ideas to converge.
In 2003, a group of 13 forward-thinking Sarasotans came together to further their goal of enhancing Sarasota’s rich cultural landscape with a contemporary art museum. After a two-year dialogue with area arts, educational and community leaders, the Sarasota Art Museum partnered with Ringling College of Art and Design to transform the historic Sarasota High School into a state-of-the-art visual arts destination with the art museum as its centerpiece.
As the region's first museum dedicated to contemporary art, the Museum will offer visitors from around the world a place to see thought-provoking, boundary-pushing exhibitions, participate in educational programming, and take community courses with Ringling College instructors. The facility will be a resource for learning about contemporary concepts and deepening appreciation for 21st century art and artists through world-class gallery spaces, an auditorium, an outdoor sculpture garden, a cafe, and a number of classrooms and work spaces for students and visiting artists.
Much more than a museum, the Sarasota Art Museum will be a site for contemporary creation and dialogue.
Breathing new life into an architectural landmark.
一道本不卡免费高清Built in 1926 in the Collegiate-Gothic style, the Sarasota High School was designed by esteemed Florida architect, M. Leo Elliott. The 57,000 square foot building opened its doors to students from the 7th-12th grade in the fall of 1927 and flourished for almost 70 years. In 1984 the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Although the school closed its doors in 1996, members of the community felt attached to the building and inspired to find its new purpose.
一道本不卡免费高清Fast-forward to 2002, the start of a two-year process of community involvement and consensus-building known as the Sarasota High School New Life Initiative. Funders of the New Life Initiative included the School Board, the City of Sarasota, Sarasota County, the Selby Foundation, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and private donors. More than 200 potential uses of the historic building were considered.
In October 2004, the School Board voted to lease the historic Sarasota High School to Ringling College of Art and Design to transform the building into the Sarasota Art Museum.
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The Sarasota Art Museum promises to be a dynamic destination for exhibiting visually compelling and conceptually challenging contemporary art. Our continued success depends on the generosity of people like you who support our mission.
Attend the opening of Sarasota's newest cultural institution at the Gala this December.