Free Admission


Museum Exterior
2121 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota,FL 34234

 Whimsy Museum™ 

Desserts First! Fifth Season Preview Party

October 25, 2014; 5 PM - 7 PM 

           Come visit our Museum and Sculpture Gardens....a phenomenal experience that will make you smile!

          When you see the giant orange and pink flamingos, you'll know you're in the right spot!  Enjoy a whimsical moment as you view a variety of paintings, sculpture and mixed media artwork. Most of the artists are American, in addition to Korean, Peruvian, Haitian and Canadian. Our current exhibit represents a diverse collection of quality art from classic to light-hearted and fun.

          Stroll the museum gardens canopied with majestic Florida oaks. View the wide variety of tropical plants and flowers including black bamboo and orchids. You won't want to miss the bathysphere prototype, the flying pigs, the spinning ballerina, the stainless steel rocket ship "Creative Spirit", the granite pumpkin and snow man, and most of all, the Family Grouping - and other whimsical sculptures nestled within flocks of flamingos and lots of whimsy.

Please come to see all of our breathtaking new acquisitions for the 2014-2015 Exhibit!  

"Tickled pink about our Museum and Gardens"




"Lace Slipper" by Joe DeMarco and granite base by Ed Monti in the Oak tree canopy garden


The Lee Family Arch

The Lee Family Arch welcomes our visitors with a fascinating archway of sea shells, gems, beads, crystals, stones, pearls, marbles, Mom and Dad's watches, stick pins, earrings, Lee Company lapel pins, tie tacks, and even a minnow. These are actual family momentos and other items that represent the rest of the generous, creative, and supportive family members and friends of Museum Founder and Curator, Marietta Lee; such as her parents, Leighton and Marietta Lee; her five brothers; Aunt Bev; Cousin Newy;  Grandmother and  Grandfather Fagan.  This arch was created to honor them and all of the ongoing hard work of the Lee and Fagan Families that made this Museum possible.   

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"The Marietta Museum of Art & Whimsy makes your soul sing!" - Joy Mohet