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Here’s what’s coming to the Sarasota Museum of Art in 2022-23




In the slew of upcoming season announcements right now, here’s another one: The Sarasota Museum of Art has announced its slate of exhibits for the remainder of 2022 and through 2023.

The museum’s executive director, Virginia Shearer, described the season as one that “brings together a dynamic group of voices for the new now” at an event for patrons and supporters. She added that a total of 30 artists will be featured, with works in a range of media.

The announcement was something of a first for the museum of contemporary art, which opened in 2019 in the historic Sarasota High School Adapted Building shortly before the pandemic erupted. The museum has continued to show exhibits over the past few months, but had yet to unveil a full season’s slate all at once.

The first, on April 2, is that of Daniel Lind-Ramos The Tres Mariascomposed of two new assemblage works created specifically by the Puerto Rican-born artist: Bano de Maria and Maria Guabancexas well as his Maria de los Sustentos. Lind-Ramos works with found and salvaged objects, many of which were collected in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on his native island. He is a 2021 MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and presented a sculpture at the 2019 Whitney Biennial. His work will be on view until August 7 in the third floor galleries.

The next step is State of the art 2020: constructions, open from April 24 to September 11. In all, 33 works by 21 artists living and working across the country will be featured here, many from outside the country’s traditional art centers. Organized by the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, this exhibition will bring to life a wide range of media, from video and neon to installation, textile art, performance and more. Comprised of three sections – Planet, Place and Self – the exhibition will also feature the performance art of Jody Kuehner and Joanna Keane Lopez, who were unable to fully showcase their work when the show aired at Crystal Bridges more early due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Katrina Coombs IM(Other): Mother Figure Son, will make his bow at SAM from May 22 to October 22. 2. The Jamaican-born artist works with textiles and fibers, using finger knitting and waffle weaving techniques. Twelve large-scale works will be presented.




The Ladd Brothers—William and Steven—whose show will run Sept. 4 to Feb. 5, 2023, specialize in creating art with the community, Shearer says. With a background in fashion and contemporary design, they have been involved in the production of ‘Scrollathons’, with input from hundreds of people, which will provide opportunities for locals to get involved in the artistic creation process.

Journeys to Places Known and Unknown: Animated Images by Janet Biggs and Peter Campus (Oct. 2-Jan. 15) will fill the second floor of the Video Art Museum. This is the first show at SAM devoted to video and digital media, and the first time that the two artists have collaborated.

Finally, 14 female artists combine their talents to A beautiful mess: avant-garde weavers and knotters, From February 26 to June 25, in an exhibition that pushes the boundaries between crafts and fine arts.

Other exhibitions may be announced at a later date as details are worked out with the artists.

For more information on museum shows, times and admission prices, go to sarasotaartmuseum.org.