Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Free admission Saturday to Sarasota's Ringling Museum

   Saturday (May 18) is International Museum Day. The theme for this year, I'm told, is "Museums (memory + creativity) = social change."
   I have no idea what that means, but that's OK. A  cool thing about International  Museum Day 2013 is that the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is offering free admission all day. The Ringling Museum of Art features one of the country’s premier collections of Baroque art,  including large-scale paintings by Peter Paul Rubens in the Rubens Galleries, and a growing collection of contemporary art.  The museum encompasses 21 galleries, plus the  permanent installation called "Joseph's Coat, "  a Skyspace created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell. So getting to see all that for free is really cool
   The Ringling Museum of Art is at 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota. It's open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily, and until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. The usual admission price is $25 for adults, $5 for kids 6-17, $20 for seniors. After 5 p.m. on Thursdays adults can get in for just  $10. Call 941-359-5700 or visit www.ringling.org.

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