These galleries present an overview of some of the major projects with artists that have taken place in the first five years of the Art of Our Time program. In addition to the significant acquisitions of art for the permanent collection made by the museum, a number of important donations have also been included.
Elephants transformed into swans, beautiful girls turned into birthday cakes, and clowns became kings. This exhibition will include original sketches, watercolors, swatchbooks, and ther production documents. Some drawings will be paired with actual wardrobe pieces and historic photographs.
Posters celebrating the remarkable intelligence and highly developed skills of these four-legged performers once covered walls and fences across America. Today these historic posters can be seen as part of the exhibit Amazing Animals on display in the Circus Museum’s Tibbals Learning Center
Join a Museum educator for a one-hour tour designed for parents or caregivers visiting the museum with an infant. This tour allows for adult discussion within a group that does not mind if a chatty or crying baby joins the conversation. Strollers or front baby carriers only, please.
The 2018 Circus Spectacular will amaze and dazzle you! Join us for an hour of incredible family fun at affordable prices. Presented in collaboration with our good friends at The Circus Arts Conservatory of Sarasota.
Join us on Mondays for a special art-making program tied to objects you can find in the galleries as well as free admission to the Museum of Art. Tickets are required and must be picked up in the Visitors Pavilion the day of the program.
Please note:This Program is Sold-Out! Join us for a special Gallery Walk & Talk hosted by local drag queen Beneva Fruitville.
Enjoy discounted admission every Thursday 5pm-8pm. Explore the Museum of Art permanent and special exhibition galleries, and the Circus Museum. Please Note: Ca' d'Zan is not open for viewing during Art After 5, except on select dates in November and December.
ROAR! is a storytime program, designed to engage toddlers and preschoolers in activities that connect art with early literacy. No advance registration is required. ROAR! is free, however you must pick up tickets in the Visitors Pavilion on the morning of the program.
Kids Quests are family-friendly and participatory museum tours for visitors ages 8 to 12. Kids Quests are facilitated by a museum educator and are approximately 45 minutes in length.