"Changing perspectives through contemporary art."
When the Sarasota Museum of Art, a division of Ringling College of Art and Design, opens in 2019, it will "serve as a catalyst for appreciation and understanding of globally significant contemporary art by artists both established and emerging." The Museum will present the avant-garde for audiences of all levels of experience with contemporary art.
Having no permanent collection, the Museum will be "flexible and timely through an evolution of transformative, relevant, and pioneering new exhibitions and programs". At its core a learning institution, the Sarasota Museum of Art will host community education programs and courses to immerse audiences in the power of contemporary art.