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Sarasota has an art history, how about a future?

Syd Solomon Dabbert Gallery

The likes of Sawyer, Farnsworth, Hartman and Solomon put Sarasota on the art world map, and both art makers and art lovers have been colonizing here ever since. The Sarasota County Arts Council has reported a data base of 3,000 people who define themselves as artists and live and work in Sarasota today.

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John Ringling’s Asian and Cypriot Art


As the story of the Ringlings unfolds in this, the hundredth anniversary of their arrival in Sarasota, researching and examining the Asian art they selected can perhaps provide us with more insights into their artistic taste and collection development.

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