International Museum Day is Saturday.
In celebration, the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota is offering free admission all day. Adult admission is usually $25, so it's a significant offer.
The museum will be open normal hours from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The Ringling Museum of Art features one of the country's best Baroque art collections, including large-scale paintings by Peter Paul Rubens in the Rubens Galleries. It also houses a growing contemporary art collection.
The museum encompasses 21 galleries plus the permanent installation called "Joseph's Coat," a Skyspace created by internationally renowned artist James Turrell. Joseph's Coat is a continually changing natural-light experience.
The International Museum Day theme this year is "Museums (memory + creativity) = social change." Someone at the Ringling Museum of Art can explain to you exactly what that means.
Details: The Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bayshore Road, Sarasota, is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays. Admission is $25 for adults, $5 for ages 6-17 and $20 for seniors (65 and older). After 5 p.m. Thursdays adults get in for $10. Information: 941-359-5700 or www.ringling.org.
-- Marty Clear