From the desk of Marcia Salkin


From the desk of Marcia Salkin

Posted by Marcia Salkin in Uncategorized 28 Aug 2008

Art and Architecture

We are proud to be ambassadors for the Sarasota Museum of Art SMOA, Sarasota’s first museum of modern and contemporary art. In partnership with the Ringling College of Art and Design, the historic Sarasota High Scholl will be transformed into a state-of-the-art education center which will also house the museum. The Visual Arts Education Center will feature Ringling College’s continuing education classes, workshops and studio spaces creating art. Housed on the second level, SMOA will feature Overlooks and bridges to provide visual access between floors allowing visitors to experience the relationship between the creative process and the finished product.

Modern art can be shocking, challenging, empowering and awe-inspiring. By engaging community involvement through educational programs, lectures and workshops, SMOA will strive to foster a dialogue between art and civic life. Visitors will not only be introduced to great 20th and 21st century art; they will also have the opportunity to meet many of the artists who create this work. The visiting lecture series and outreach initiatives will showcase the talents of regionally and nationally acclaimed artists, scholars, curators, critics and historians who will illuminate the cultural and intellectual forces that have informed modern and contemporary art and ideas.

Be a Part of the Art. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey of artistic and creative discovery. Please contact Mary Lee Ritchey, Development Officer of Ringling College of Art and Design at

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