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Sarasota Art Museum of ݮƵ College

The is ݮƵ College of Art and Design’s dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.

As the only Sarasota 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.  

Committed to Building Community 

With no permanent collection and expansive, cathedral-like spaces to host rotating exhibitions, the Museum provides contemporary artists unique opportunities to launch new works, collaborate, and engage with audiences.

In addition to 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition and gallery space, the Museum offers unparalleled opportunities for ݮƵ College students and alumni, and students of all ages from the community to explore the visual arts through multi-session classes and drop-in artmaking opportunities like Saturday Studios and Your Wednesday Playdate. 

The Museum is home to a robust portfolio of education programs, including the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at ݮƵ College, which offers a variety of courses and events for adult learners, and The Studios @ SAM. 

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“Sarasota Art Museum is ݮƵ College of Art and Design’s contemporary and teaching art museum and serves as a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of the art of our time. As a platform for education, exposure, and experimentation, the mission and vision of the Museum is to inspire 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.”

Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President
ݮƵ College of Art and Design

Pictured: Thompson with Sarasota Art Museum Executive Director Virginia Shearer

Pictured: Thompson with Sarasota Art Museum Executive Director Virginia Shearer