Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College
The Sarasota Art Museum is Ringling College of Art and Design’s dynamic laboratory for the exploration and advancement of contemporary art.
As Sarasota’s only 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 Ringling 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 Ringling College, which offers a variety of courses and events for adult learners, and The Studios @ SAM.
Dr. Larry R. Thompson, President
Ringling College of Art and Design
Pictured: Thompson with Sarasota Art Museum Executive Director Virginia Shearer