ART GALLERIES & Museums: Great spots to see local art and take in some history
Editor's note: Exhibit listings are published on a rotating basis as space allows.
Agnus Dei Gallery: 1219 11th Ave. W., Bradenton
The work of Barbara Page, assemblage artist, is currently featured. Venerated Scrolls is the descriptive title of these Hebrew, Koine Greek, Christian and English scrolls assemblages based upon Scripture texts and antique Bibles. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-254-4726.
Anna Maria Island Art League: 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach
Anna Maria Island Historical Complex: 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria
The Anna Maria Historical Museum, built in 1920 as an icehouse, features displays of life on a barrier island from 1890 to 1950. Visit the famous old island jail, "no doors, no windows, no roof, no bars" and tour Belle Haven Cottage, a beautifully restored 1920 cracker house filled with period antiques and furnishings. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 941-778-0492 or www.amihs.org.
A Room with a Hue: 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria Island
Studio and shop owner AnnMarie Nicholas exhibits her art in the form of hand-painted vintage windows, hand-painted furniture, murals, faux finishes, original art, coastal furniture, funky beach signs, gifts and accessories. Custom painting and color consultation available. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-1222.
ArtCenter Manatee: 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton
"Exquisite Miniatures," through March 8. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-746-2862 or www.artcentermanatee.org.
Artists' Guild of Anna Maria Island: 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach
A reception for February featured artist of the month, photographer Chris Collins, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. The Guild's art classes and workshops are offered November-April at CrossPointe Fellowship Church in Anna Maria. Call for a full schedule. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 941-778-6694.
Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery (Manatee County Cultural Alliance): 926 12th St. W., Bradenton
Salt water acrylic paintings by Jeannie Koenig, through Feb. 23. Gift Gallery features affordable art by local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-746-2223.
Artspace Studio and Gallery: 101 South Bay Blvd., Bayview Plaza, Anna Maria
"Sea & Sky," featuring paintings by resident artist Lex Halakan, through March 15. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-243-3835.
Bits & Pieces: 1303 13th Ave W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Discover this unusual gift shop with handmade quilts, original art and almost-antiques. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, during art walks and by appointment. Information: 941-744-2487 or 941-932-5869.
Baobab Tree Gallery: 1113 12th St. W., Bradenton
"Intuitive Formations," through February. Information: 941-447-3795.
Clay in the Garden Studio: 1011 12th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Original whimsical sculptures created by Jo-Ellen Gorris overflow from the studio into the garden and provide a habitat for the village geckos. Sculpture demonstrations ongoing during art walks and Saturdays, other times by chance or appointment. Information: 941-747-6405.
Cross Stitch Magic: 1222 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Many works of fine art by masters such as Van Gogh and Monet are recreated in stunning counted cross stitch displays throughout the gallery. They are the work of resident stitcher Glenda Tietjen. Smaller pieces are also on display. Supplies are available here to make your own masterpiece. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and during art walks. Closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-746-4163.
The Dancing Crane Gallery: 1019 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Village Studio Tour. Feb. 8-9, featuring art demonstrations on Saturday. February featured artist is Cristina Caserta. The gallery displays artwork by Florence Putterman, Carol Doenecke, Barbara Colangelo, Elaine Charney, Polly Curran, Bernice Gaines, Fernando Madridejos, Janet Mishner, Marilyn Flinn, Lorene Erickson, Joan Schnuerch, Susan von Gries, Dennis Meloy, Lois Hardie, Alan Zawacki, Mary Louise Hooper, Cheryl Grace, Raul Casas, Jessica Wilson and more. First Friday receptions are 6-9 p.m. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and Sundays on First Weekends, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. First Fridays, and by appointment. Information: 941-744-1333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Divine Excess, Folk Art Gallery and Other Needful Things: 1125 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
"Even Dogs Go To Heaven," a retrospect of 60 works by Robyn "The Beaver" Beaverland, through March 30. The gallery features works by 25 top Florida folk artists, plus well-known local and gulf coast artists in a colorful 1925 cottage in the heart of the village. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, First Friday Artwalks and by special appointment. Information: 941-747-1320.
Family Heritage House: 60th Avenue and 26th Street West, Bradenton
"Currier & Ives" prints on display now. The Family Heritage House Museum at State College of Florida is a gallery and resource center for the study of African-American achievements and celebrates the cultural diversity of our communities. The permanent collection includes an exhibition called "Timeline: A Walk Through History," a diorama of old Central Avenue that is now Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue; antiques; photographs; literature; and a research center on the Underground Railroad. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Information: 941-752-5319 or email@example.com.
Hearts Desire: 1221 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Furniture by local artist Pamela Marwede, Woven purses by Nancy Faris and jewelry designs by owner Vicki Rollo. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 6-9:30 p.m. First Friday ArtWalks. Information: 941-302-1069 or visit www.heartsdesirefl.com.
Island Gallery West: 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach
An artist reception for February featured artist of the month, watercolor artist Terry Denson, will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Demonstration: Painting Boats in Watercolors 10 a.m.-noon Feb. 9 by Roger Rockefeller. The gallery hosts public art receptions monthly and free weekly art demonstrations through April. Schedules are available at the gallery or at their website. Island Gallery West is a cooperative of 28 local artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-778-6648 or visit www.islandgallerywest.com.
Joan Peters Studio/Gallery: 1210 11th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
"Flowers for your Valentine," through Feb. 28. Peters opened her gallery in 2001. An eclectic painter, she displays her colorful landscapes, local landmarks and subjects. Ongoing demonstrations and "meet the artist" events. Hours: First Friday and Saturday ArtWalks and by appointment. Information: 941-544-5344.
Miracle's Fine Art Gallery at ComCenter Bradenton: Riverwalk Professional Park, 100 Third Ave. W.
The gallery has on exhibit 12 large outdoor sculptures by Ed Miracle, Wes Wofford, Doug Hays and Victor Garcia, and inside oil paintings, murals, sketches and more sculptures by Miracle. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Information: 941-761-8676 or www.miraclesart.com.
Palmetto Art Center: 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto
Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed Wednesdays. Information: 941-518-2109.
Plato Gallery & More LLC: 1405 11th St. W., Bradenton
The gallery features original and limited production art work by local and regional artists. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed Sunday-Monday. Information: 941-822-9048.
Picture This Gallery: 8615 Cortez Road, Bradenton
Original art by local artists Judy Dunn and Don Heckerman. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-798-9910.
Sandra French/Stained Glass Artist Artisan Gift Shop: 1102 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Original art by local artists, including Karen Pauline, Sandra French and Jeanne Garrison. Demonstrations daily. Art work includes stained glass, watercolors, jewelry, pottery and mosaic. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-747-9561.
South Florida Museum Gallery: 201 10th St. W., Bradenton
An opening reception for the exhibit "Arts Connects," will be 5:30 p.m. Feb. 9. The exhibit features artwork of roughly 100 Manatee County high school students. The 65th anniversary exhibit "South Florida Museum at Sixty Five: A Window to the World," through April. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-746-4131 or www.southfloridamuseum.org.
State College of Florida, Fine Art Gallery: Bldg. 11, Room 125. 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton
"Project Get$mart," through Feb. 20. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 941-752-5252.
Still Life in G Gallery: 1014 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, 6-9:30 p.m. First Friday Artwalks and by appointment. Information: 941-932-1336 or villageofthearts.com.
10th Avenue West Studios: 1102 10th Ave. W., Bradenton
The gallery features original works by 16 local artists. Ashley Luttrell's digital paintings, Kevin Webb's copper creations, Briana Riti's recycled materials jewelry (High Voltage Ware), Mitchell Englander's handcrafted books and boxes, Kelly Parsons'nature photographs, Ron Weismehl's scuptures in wood, Carol Webb's fused glass jewelry, Donald Brown's Sultry Ladies in Acrylic, Clay Creations by Ariella Alibasic, Sandy King's sketches, Michele Thomas's painted "quilts" in acrylic, Robin Taconet's jewelry, Lou Ann Bagnall's acrylic landscapes and one of a kind hats and purses by Martha Clauser as well as jewelry by Katrina Ninos and collages by Nelinn. For information call 744-7080 or visit our website at www.10thavenuewest.com.
The Studio at Gulf and Pine: 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
The studio is a salon in which artists and art aficionados can interact. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-778-1906.
Village Voices and Eclectic Art Emporium: 1010 10th Ave. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton
Village Voices is a local outlet for unique gifts, including agate bookends, therapeutic salt lamps, handmade silver jewelry and driftwood art by owner Dona Lee. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Information: 941-748-6865.
Longboat Key Center for the Arts: 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key
The Highway Men and Syd Solomon, through March 1. Art classes are offered, call for a full schedule. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-383-2345.
Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art Gallery: 1288 N. Palm Ave.
"Town and Country," through Feb. 9. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 6-8 p.m. during First Friday Artwalk; or by appointment. Information 941-366-2454 or www.allyngallup.com.
Apple & Carpenter Galleries: 64 S. Palm Ave.
The gallery has a variety of art available, including glass, sculpture, pottery, Italian masks, paintings and more. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. First Fridays.
Art Center Sarasota: 707 N. Tamiami Trail
Fabulous Art Boutique "FAB," 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 15-16, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 17; $10 donation on Feb. 14 only. "For the Love of Art," "ACS Instructor Show," and "Point of View," through Feb. 17. ASALH "Black Muse," an annual exhibit of the works by artists from the Association of African American Life and History, through Feb. 15. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday Information: 941-365-2032.
Art Uptown: 1367 Main St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-955-5409 or www.artuptown.com.
Artista Visual and Performing Arts Studio: 37 S. Beneva Road
The studio offers an array of art classes to students of all ages Mondays-Saturdays. Information: 941-345-7032.
Artists on the Court: 1943 Morrill St.
An art gallery, artist studio and art class complex with a focus on Sarasota artists. Children's classes are ongoing and adult art classes will begin in the fall. Summer hours: noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. Information: 941-706-4805.
Ashby Art and Antiques, 1920 Adams Lane
Paintings by Francesco Agresti. The gallery features paintings, prints, jewelry, antiques and decor. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and 6-10 p.m. third Friday Art Walks. Information: 941-954-4263.
Back Allie Art: 1938 Adams Lane, Suite 102, Towles Court
Back Allie Art features hooked and woven rugs, painted silk, jewelry and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. during gallery walks. Information: 941-365-4222.
BAS studio/gallery: 537 S. Pineapple Ave., Suite 203, Towles Court
Beverly A. Smith's studio features abstract art. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday or by appointment. Information: 955-4390 or www.beverlyasmith.com.
Bits and Pieces: 1303 13th Ave. W.
Fabric by the yard, abstract acrylic paintings, fabric wall art and vintage quilts and gifts. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Information: 941-744-2487.
Black Bird Home Gallery: 1540 Main St.
The gallery displays and sells pieces of furniture and art combining the glamour of Los Angeles and the coastal living of Sarasota. Fine jewelry pieces by Cresta Bledsoe. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Monday by appointment. Information: 941-366-0941.
The Celery Barn: 266 S. Links Ave.
Basha Maryanska exhibits her art and teaches a variety of workshops 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Information: 518-965-1524 or 518-504-0792 or visit www.bashamaryanska.com.
Clair Mitchell Gallery: Towles Court, 1920A Adams Lane
Each month, a variety of artists will offer demonstrations, workshops, lectures, films and lessons. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and during Friday Art Walks, every third weekend from 6-10 p.m. Information: 941-328-9133 or www.towlesourt.com.
Custom Frames and Displays of Art Gallery: 7910 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite 105
Featuring the works of Janet Mishner, Herb Morgan, John Slawik and potter Scott Gregory, plus those of international artists Janusz Blachowicz and Val Andre. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Mondays by appointment. Information: 941-232-1461.
Dabbert Gallery: 76 S. Palm Ave.
"Old Friends, New Paintings," through Feb. 25. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and until 9 p.m. during the First Friday Gallery Walks. Information: 941-955-1315 or www.dabbertgallery.com.
Design Impressions Gallery: 33 S. Palm Ave.
Studio owners Werner and Carol Meier host an ongoing display and sale of work by local artist Gay Germain, whose media include fine antique reproduction, accessories, lighting, interior design and paintings. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Information: 941-373-9660 or www.designimpressionsgallery.com.
Edfish Gallery: 3615 Webber St.
Group show with featured artists Jim Roberts, Ed Walsh, Mel Stauffer and Mike Balas. Information: 941-706-2659.
Elizabeth Stevens Gallery: 1911 Morrill St.
Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and 6-10 p.m. during the ArtWalk on the third Friday of each month. Information: 941-587-9851.
Equinox Gallery: 1968 Adams Lane
The gallery features handcrafted sterling jewelry, minerals, contemporary art and more. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-954-8774.
Galleria Silecchia: 20 S. Palm Ave.
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. first Friday of each month. Information: 941-365-7414 or www.galleriasilecchia.com.
Gallery 53: 53 S. Palm Ave.
Miniatures by international artist Iris Baranski-Daniels are on display. More than 40 artists and their eclectic mix of art are displayed in the gallery year round. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-650-8223 or 941-365-4442.
Hastings on the Court: 416 Burns Court
Hastings on the Court is proud to introduce artists new to the area, Thomas Frontini and Hilary Wallis. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-993-7612 or www.thehastingscollection.com.
Jack Dowd Gallery: 1269 First St.
This museum presents the work of sculptor and painter Jack Dowd. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday or by appointment. Information: 941-922-4140.
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art: 5401 Bay Shore Road
"Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in Renaissance Venice," through April 14. "Mythic Creatures of China," through July 28. The Howard Bros. Circus, the largest miniature circus in the world, is on permanent display in the Tibbals Learning Center. Twentieth century abstract art in the Searing Wing and "From the Vaults: John Ringling's Asian and Cypriot Art," are on permanent display. General admission includes the Ringling Museum of Art, Ca d'Zan Mansion, the Circus Museum, the Rose Garden and grounds: $25 adults, $20 seniors 65 and older and U.S. military with ID, $5 children 6-17 and students with ID, $10 for Florida teachers. Local students with valid ID from The Florida State University, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida, the University of South Florida and pre-booked student groups are free. Free for children 5 and younger and museum members. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Advance tickets: 941-358-3180. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.
Kathleen Bernhardt Gallery: 1419 Fifth St., Suite B
A group show of seven gallery artists on display. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 312-213-4996.
Lazare Gallery: 10 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota
The gallery displays an inventory of over a thousand masterworks by some of Russia's most influential artists. Information: 941-487-7134.
The Little Art Gallery at Towles Court: 1911 Morrill St.
Contemporary fine art, sculpture and photography featuring works by Todd Warner, Monte Nagler, Mi Young Lee, Mouly, Fanch and Bellet. Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, and Sunday and Monday by appointment. Information: 941-957-0609.
Madonna Stella: 1900 Main St., Suite 105A
The gallery represents local artists Wendy Thurlow, Karen Johnson, Deborah Reed, Jan Friend-Davis, Donna B. Raymond, Liz Vercruysse, Jennie Sikora-Muehl, Madonna Stella, Yanira and Tricia Salzano. Classes in clay and studio space available. Information: 941-706-2119.
MillerBrady Fine Art Gallery: 614 Florida Ave.
Contemporary minimalist original paintings and glass fiber reinforced concrete framed works of art by Eric Miller and Jake Brady. Hours: by appointment only. Information: 941-232-1411.
Muse Galleria: 3801 McIntosh Road
The gallery showcases jewelry, clothing, accessories, fiber art, painting, collage and more by 50 regionally based artists. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-706-3328 or visit www.musegalleria.org.
New Deal Gallery: Federal Building, 111 S. Orange Ave.
Palm Avenue Fine Art: 10 S. Palm Ave.
"International Marine Masters 2013," through Feb. 15. Information: 941-388-7526.
Paradox Gallery: 301 Southgate Plaza
An ongoing exhibit of acrylic work and digital prints by Janet Mishner. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-362-3715.
The Pop Culture Vaults: 368 St. Armands Circle
Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-893-4083.
Ringling College Academic Center: 2363 Bradenton Road, Sarasota
"American Studio Glass -- 50 years of Extraordinary Achievement," featuring selections from the Richard and Barbara Basch Collection and showcasing more than 30 works by major artists in the American Studio Glass movement, on display through March 23. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Information: 941-351-5100.
Ringling College of Art and Design, Crossley Gallery: 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Saraosta
Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Information: 314-518-9224.
S/ART/Q: 1549 State St.,
Artworks of four new artists -- Ariana Franco, Amy Williamson Miller, Jennifer Nugent, and Steve Strenk -- on display. One-of-a-kind art and art events by Sarasota collective of professional contemporary artists. Information: 941-330-4838 or sartq.com.
Scarlett's Feathers Gallery: 53A S. Palm Ave.
The gallery features one-of-a-kind fiber and wearable art, collage and paper art, mosaic, furniture, jewelry, rugs and more by regional artists and artisans. Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Selby Gallery: Ringling College of Art and Design campus, a half-block east of 2700 N. Tamiami Trail on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way.
"Phases of Identity" featuring artwork by Carol Mickett and Robert Stackhouse, through Feb. 16. Call for schedule of workshops. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Information: 941-359-7563 or 941-351-5100, www.ringling.edu/selbygallery.
Sonnet Gallery: 1480 Main St.
Original paintings, glass sculptures and accessories are on display year-round. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, and by appointment. Information: 941-955-6443.
Stakenborg Fine Arts: 1545 Main St.
The gallery offers an enticing collection of prints, drawings and other media by renown artists spanning four centuries. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Information: 941-487-8001 or www.stakenborgfineart.com.
Syd Entel Galleries: 72 S. Palm Ave.,
Unitarian Universalist Church of Sarasota; 3975 Fruitville Road
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sundays. Information: 941-373-0530.
Victoria B. Cooley Studio/Gallery: 1920 Adams Lane
Original oils, watercolors and giclee prints. Floral, shell and still-life motifs as well as hand-painted items and miniature canvases are on display. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (or 10 p.m. during art walks) Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Information: 941-374-1988.
Vista Gallery: Harbor Vista Hotel and Marina, 7150 N. Tamiami Trail
Women Welders Working Wonders with SkillsUSA state gold medal winners Heide Parson and Brenda Cook. Information: www.harborvistahotel.com.
Wall Art Gallery: 12 N. Blvd. of the Presidents, St. Armand's Circle, Sarasota
Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Information: 941-388-0140.
The Chihuly Collection: Morean Arts Center, 400 Beach Drive
A permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly featuring large-scale works that include the Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier and works from several of his popular series. They include Macchia, Niijma Floats, Persians and more. They create a unique visual experience. The collection includes a 30-seat theater, where guest can enjoy a video presentation, and a store with Chihuly merchandise. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Docent-led tours will be every half-hour on the quarter hour, so tickets will be timed for every 15 minutes. Admission is $15 adults, $13 seniors, $12 students and children older than age 5. For more information, call 727-896-4527.
Florida Craftsmen: 501 Central Ave.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and during Saturday Gallery Walk 5:30-8:30 p.m. Information: 727-821-7391.
Florida Holocaust Museum: 55 Fifth St. S.
The Florida Holocaust Museum houses the premier permanent exhibit, "History, Heritage and Hope," a compelling history of individuals of strength, courage and spirit, who confronted the extremes of hatred and persecution in their homes and communities. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Admission: $16 adults, $14. Discounted admission is offered to students and to adult and student groups; and free for museum members. Information: 727-820-0100 and www.flhm2.org.
Museum of Fine Arts: 255 Beach Drive N.E.
"The Art of Golf," through Feb. 17. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $17 adults, $15 seniors 65 and older, $10 students age 7 and older; free to museum members and children 6 and younger; group discounts available. Admission reduced to $10 5-8 p.m. Thursdays. Groups of 10 or more adults pay only $12 per person and student groups (including college) of 10 or more pay $4 each. Reduced student and school group admission is courtesy of The Stuart Society, the museum's dedicated fund-raising auxiliary. Information: 727-896-2667 or visit www.fine-arts.org.
Salvador Dalí Museum: 1 Dali Blvd.
The world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist. Permanent art collections on display year-round. Admission: $21 for adults, $19 for seniors and U.S. military, police and firefighters, $15 for children ages 13-18 and students ages 18 and older with valid ID, $7 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and younger are admitted free. Admission for Thursdays after 5 p.m. is $10. Group and child rates are available. Hours: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday. Information: 727-823-3767.
Sebastian Thomas Gallery: 635 Central Ave.
The gallery is pleased to present the art of WestBuk, a Tampa bay emerging artist. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday or by appointment.
Tampa Museum of Art: 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa
"To See as Artists See: American Art from The Phillips Collection," artwork from 75 American artists, on display through April 28. "Object Image," sculpture and video by Erik Levine, now on display. "Utility and Aesthetics in Ancient Art," on permanent display. The museum and Tampa law firm Hill Ward Henderson's new program, "Art on the House" enables visitors to enjoy the museum 4-8 p.m. Fridays for free. Museum hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission: $10 adults, $7.50 seniors, groups, military plus one guest, $5 students and free for children ages 6 and under. A "Pay what you will" structure is offered 4-8 p.m. Fridays. The Tampa Museum of Art participates in the Museums on Us program sponsored by Bank of America, which provides cardholders free access to some of the nation's finest museums. Information: 813-274-8130.