Sarasota Florida Museums
Admission to the John Mable Ringling Museum of Art's visitor pavilion will be a different experience on Wednesday, when the museum reopens to the public for the first time since March. The Florida Museum for Photographic Arts opens Monday, and the museum's new exhibition in Tampa, "Shared Ground," which opens May 30, is a good reason to visit. Also opening Tuesday is the Florida Institute of the Arts, the University of Florida's Center for Contemporary Art; the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa also opens Wednesday and opens June 1. In addition to the opening of the new exhibition "The Art of Walt Disney World" on March 31, it will also open a two-day special exhibition of Disney's "Star Wars" films on Wednesday.
The first floor of the museum will be the site of a celebration of the workers and craftsmen who helped build the museum, as well as a special exhibition on the history of art in the United States.
If you love nature and want to see wildlife such as alligators and deer, Myakka River State Park is the best place to visit Sarasota. You can admire the exterior and stroll on the marble cobbled terraces that offer spectacular views of Sarasota Bay, or you can see and see a lot of the same wildlife that you wouldn't see if you paid for a state park.
At Ringling Circus Museum, you can also discover the unique and special relationship that Sarasota and the Venice, Florida region have with the circus and its manege memorabilia. The two museums together house a remarkable art collection that celebrates the history, family, art and creativity of the Sarasotas. While the Ringling Museum of Art houses the largest collection of circus art in the United States and one of the largest circus museums in the world, the Circus Museum also displays the most important pieces of circus history and ringed circus memorabilia from around the world.
If you are in Sarasota in winter, the museum offers a wide range of good food and drink as well as great art. Even if you have zero interest in the circus, this museum is first class and the rooms themselves are opulent. If you are not interested in art or not interested, I strongly recommend a visit to the Ringling Museum of Art.
In addition to the Sarasota Museum, several other fine arts museums are located nearby, including the Art Institute of Florida, Museum of Contemporary Art, Dali Museum and National Museum for the Humanities. To name a few, there is a NARM network and local attractions that are members of N ARM include the Florida State Museum in Tallahassee, Florida International University in Fort Myers, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Florida Atlantic University, among many others.
There are also the Sarasota Museum, Selby Gardens, Mote Art Museum and the Florida Museum of Natural History. The highlight of the "Mote" membership is membership in the NARM National Museum for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to membership in the N ARM network and local reciprocal programmes, Selby Garden offers a variety of special events, such as the annual "Open Day" on the first Saturday of each month.
The South Florida Museum in Bradenton has a collection of more than 100,000 artworks and artifacts from around the world. The museum's grounds are the largest private museum in the state of Florida, and there are also benefits to be appreciated. Located on the shores of Lake Okeechobee, north of Sarasota, the Mote Art Museum and Selby Garden houses a variety of galleries, galleries and galleries of local, national and international art, as well as a natural history museum.
If your stay is not on a Sunday, we strongly recommend visiting the Natural History Museum in Sarasota and the Florida Historical Society Museum in Bradenton. This part of SarasOTA is home to a variety of museums, galleries and galleries of local, national and international art. So visit SarasOTA at least once a week, and sometimes more, during the summer months.
The Circus Museum and Ringling Museum of Art are two of the most popular attractions in the Sarasota area, and many others. Smithsonian Magazine does not endorse the content of any participating museum or cultural venue, is not responsible for, promotes or subsidizes any of its cultural venues, and promotes museum visits.
The museum influences the lives of another 9,500 students who visit the museum on excursions from 17 Florida counties. The Sarasota Museum of Art, Ringling Museum, and Circus Museum offer a variety of educational programs for children, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the Smithsonian Institution, and other federal and state agencies.
Important to note: If you are traveling and want to visit art museums across the country, you should check out the MARP list, which shows the mutual benefits of different art museums. Some museums are 100% free, while your first visit to the Sarasota Museum of Art, Ringling Museum or Circus Museum can save you $25 per person.