April 25, 2023,

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Tuesday, April 25th 11 a.m Private Tour and Lunch at The Sarasota Art Museum (SAM)

1001 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236

The Sarasota Art Museum currently has an exceptional retrospective of Richard Benson’s photography. https://www.sarasotaartmuseum.org/richard-benson/ We cannot add people beyond the first 25, so sign up early please!

Richard Benson was a Professor at Yale for more than 30 years and served Dean of the Yale School of Art for 10 years. He was a MacArthur Fellow and received two Guggenheim awards. A world renown photographer and printer, Chip Benson leaves a legacy of extraordinary technological innovation. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/arts/design/richard-benson-dead-photographer-and-photo-printer.html

We have arranged a private docent tour, limited to the first 25 people who sign up, followed by lunch at the SAM Bistro. $25 covers the cost of the tour and admission to SAM. Lunch at the Bistro will follow with people able to order and pay for themselves directly off the locally sourced, seasonal menu which has become a local favorite for sandwiches, soups, and salads as well as bakery goods. https://www.sarasotaartmuseum.org/bistro/ Some of us may repair to the wonderful SAM gift shop after lunch.

We will meet at 11 am in the lobby of SAM, located in the old Sarasota High School Building on South Tamiami Trail. There is ample free parking in a large, open- air lot there. SAM is accessible for people of all levels of mobility with clean restrooms, a large elevator and ramps