The Rebirth of Our Building

Sarasota Museum of Art/SMOA: Imagination in Action!
SMOA has made incredible strides toward achieving its $22 million fundraising goal—$14.1 million renovation and $8 million operating endowment—and is increasing in momentum. To date, the project has raised over $16 million - over 70% of the goal.
  • Imagine preserving a landmark architectural icon and bringing historic Sarasota High back to life as a hub for creativity, discovery, and lifelong learning.
  • Imagine how meaningful it will be to leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.
  • Imagine experiencing the best in contemporary art and community education, designed to inspire and engage people of all ages.
SMOA, Sarasota’s first museum of modern and contemporary art, is poised to become a dynamic destination for exhibiting innovative and compelling visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
A vital part of Sarasota’s rich cultural legacy, the museum will interweave exhibitions, educational programs, and community outreach initiatives to engage a diverse audience and serve as a destination for creative discovery and discourse.
We are imagination in action. Join us on our journey to make this amazing endeavor a reality!
Wendy G. Surkis
President, SMOA