‘Free Second Sundays @ SAM’ includes Free Museum Admission, Musical Interludes on the Marcy & Michael KleinPlaza; Mary’s Front Porch storytelling; ‘What’s Your Medium?’ all-age art activities; and Ringling College Studio + Digital ArtsStudio Day Activities every second Sunday of the month.
Sarasota, FL – January 18, 2022 – The Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design is pleased to report that the monthly free museum admission day on the second Sunday of every month will continue through 2022 thanks to thesustained financial support of the Charles & Margery BarancikFoundation.
Dates for ‘Free Second Sundays @ SAM’ in 2022 are January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10,August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, andDecember 11.
‘Free Second Sundays @ SAM’ programming is a free monthly event series presented at Sarasota Art Museum, providing greater access to the arts for Sarasota community members and their families. In addition to access to all exhibitions, additional programming includes: Musical Interludes on the Marcy &Michael Klein Plaza; Mary’s Front Porch storytelling performancefor all ages where they can share
their imagination and creativity; ‘What’s Your Medium?’ – an intergenerational art activity for discovering various creativemediums; and Ringling College Studio + Digital Arts Free StudioDay Activities.
“We cherish and value the sustained support of the Barancik Foundation in helping to make art accessible to all families and individuals in our community by underwriting programming to drive engaging and enriching experiences at the Museum,” said Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president ofRingling College of Art and Design.
“The Sarasota Art Museum and the Barancik Foundation share a deep commitment to making the arts available for everyone’s enjoyment. We are grateful for their continued support because it allows us to offer free admission and expanded family programming every month,” said Virginia Shearer, executive director of Sarasota Art Museum. “The ability to open our doors to the entire Sarasota community and provide interactive,enriching experiences for all fulfills a key part of our mission of being a visual arts education center with a museum at its heart.”
New Exhibitions at Sarasota Art Museum
Judith Linhares: The Artist as Curator is a collaborative exhibitionbetween the artist and Museum
composed of two elements that array throughout the entirety of the Museum’s second floor galleries. South galleries are dedicated to Linhares’ work from the 1980s forward and include ephemera, dream journals, and studio items; withNorth galleries encompassing the The Artist as Curatorelement, which
explores Linhares’ curation of the work of five of hercontemporaries. Running until April 3, 2022.
Danner Washburn’s Effigy : Hemric is a site-specific installation that invite visitors into a constructed domestic space—a shelter of sorts— inspired by the life and experiences of a Yadkin Valley, North Carolina tobacco farmer named Hemric. Effigy : Hemrictakes the form of a shelter fabricated from found materials and objects from the Yadkin Valley region, including natural elements, such as branches and leaves, and commercial objects, such as tarps and plastic. This installation will occupy the John &Charlotte Suhler Gallery and will be sectioned off into rooms that will feel like a home. The exhibition also includes new paintings and sculptures from Washburn in dialogue with the domestic space. Running through May 8, 2022.https://www.sarasotaartmuseum.org/danner-washburn/
David Budd: Motion Within Stillness is co-curated by Emory Conetta and Tim Jaeger and presents 16 pieces representative of the work of David Budd (1927-1991). Born in St. Petersburg, FL, Budd studied interior design at the then Ringling School of Art in Sarasota in the late 1940’s. He began painting after seeing Hans Namuth’s film, Jackson Pollock 51, that captures Pollock from below executing a drip painting on a large sheet of glass. Budd dove into the New York art scene in the 1950s working alongside iconic names of the Abstract Expressionism movement, such as Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, and Franz Kline. His paintings, like others of the time, relied on the bodily relationship between the artist and canvas, with each stroke and mark of the artist encapsulated in viscous gestures of paint and spontaneity, but placed with intention to animate the canvas’ surfaces. Running until March 20, 2022.https://www.sarasotaartmuseum.org/david-budd/
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About Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation
The Charles and Margery Barancik family has long believed in the power of philanthropy to shape our world and enrich the lives of all people. It was the expression of this belief that led them in 2014 to establish the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation—a private, family foundation located in Sarasota,Florida. The Barancik Foundation creates initiatives and awards grants in Sarasota and beyond in the areas of education, humanitarian causes, arts and culture, the environment, and medical research. Visit BarancikFoundation.org to learn more.
Sarasota Art Museum is a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of the art of our time. As a platform forexposure, education, and experimentation, the Museuminspires 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.
Sarasota Art Museum is Ringling College of Art and Design’sdynamic laboratory for the exploration and
advancement of contemporary art. Sarasota Art Museum sharesthe Ringling College Museum Campus
with Ringling College’s Continuing Studies program comprised of the non-credit Studio and Digital Arts program and the OsherLifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Ringling College.
As Sarasota’s only museum solely focused on contemporaryartists 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 thecity’s creative spirit.
Located in the historic Sarasota High School, Sarasota Art Museum opened to the public in 2019 in the beautifullyreimagined building by K/R Architects. The new Museum iscomprised of 15,000 square feet of dedicated exhibition space, a plaza court, the Great Lawn featuring temporary sculpture and site – specific installations, Bistro, and SHOP.
SHOP, located in the Museum’s lobby, features an eclectic collection of exhibition-related merchandise, art andarchitecture books, contemporary jewelry, and gifts.
Bistro at Sarasota Art Museum is located on the Museum’scampus in Paul Rudolph’s Sarasota School of Architecture 1959 Vocational Shops building. The Bistro fare is inspired by Florida’s regional fruit stands and farmer’s markets and emphasizes local produce, healthy proteins, and artisanal specialty items broughtto you by Executive Chef Kaytlin Dangaran.
Sarasota Art Museum offers stunning event spaces available for rent with catering provided by the Bistro andthe Constellation Culinary team.
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