Resources in Art
The New College campus is divided into three distinct areas, one of which is focused on the arts. On Bay Shore Road just south of the world-renowned John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, the Caples Campus occupies land once owned by railroad pioneer Ralph Caples. Bequeathed to New College in 1962, it is now home to the modern Caples Fine Arts Complex, a quadrangle of five buildings arranged around a picturesque courtyard. Here, you can find the:
• 260-seat Mildred F. Sainer Art & Music Pavilion
Facilities for art making include:
• A foundry, woodworking area and welding area
Further down Caples Drive and overlooking Sarasota Bay, the Ralph Caples mansion is home to a number of faculty offices and seminar rooms.
Each year in May, students can present their original research at New Scholars New College. There is also an annual Senior Thesis Art Exhibit featuring a selection of artwork from the art students’ final year of studies, held either on campus or at a public gallery space in downtown Sarasota. Both New Scholars and the exhibit are wonderful opportunities to share your work with the general public.