Gary Baker Gallery Exhibit

Baker worked as an art professor at Polk State for 37 years, a tenure that was celebrated on numerous occasions prior to his retirement in December 2013. He passed away suddenly in early January 2014. The exhibit runs from November 3 – December 4 with an opening reception on November 6 at 5:30pm. Admission into […]





100 Years of Agriculture

Ridge Art Association and City of Lake Alfred present an exhibit at Lake Alfred City Hall from through September 30, 2015. The exhibit if free to visit and open to the public during business hours.





Sticks & Bricks

Ridge Art Association and City of Winter Haven collaborative exhibit at Winter Haven City Hall. The exhibit includes photographs, sculptures, Lego creations, paintings and more and is open to the public during City Hall operating hours through July 10, 2015. The 60 artworks on display in this exhibit are all for sale by the artists. If you are […]





Working Title: A Faculty Exhibition

Polk Museum of Art presents works by the accomplished arts faculty at two Polk County Colleges: Florida Southern College and Polk State College. Artists will include Pavel Amromin, Sarah Brewington Baulac, Eric Blackmore, Beth Ford, Patricia Lamb, Vicki Lowe, Joe Mitchell, Bill Otremsky, Sam Romero, Holly Scoggins, Kelly Sturhahn, and David Woods. The exhibition runs September […]





Future Retro: Polk Museum Celebrates the Great Age of the American Automobile

Elia Russinoff, "Design Proposal: Two Door Sports Car," 1953.

September 20 – December 6, 2014 Polk Museum of Art this fall will open “Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile,” an exhibition that comprises more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. The exhibition, which is on loan to PMoA from the Museum of Fine Arts in […]





Opening Reception: A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition featuring the art of Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. Exhibit runs from September 19 – October 31 FSC is pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. This exhibition of varied artwork will include large oil paintings and watercolor studies by Daniel Derwelis that demonstrate a blend of […]





A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition featuring the art of Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. Exhibit runs from September 19 – October 31 FSC is pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. This exhibition of varied artwork will include large oil paintings and watercolor studies by Daniel Derwelis that demonstrate a blend of […]





Australia and New Zealand Photography Exhibit

During the month of May, Florida Southern students and faculty embarked on a special study-abroad trip to Australia and New Zealand. The photographs, taken by students and faculty in Advanced and Beginning Digital Photography classes taught by Sam Romero, Kathy Blackmore, and Eric Blackmore, document their travels and unique cultural encounters. The selected images were […]





Remembering Florsheim

Richard Florsheim, "Paris (aka La Seine à Paris)," 1963, color lithograph. Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of the Richard Florsheim Art Fund.

On exhibit through October 12 in the Perkins Gallery at Polk Museum of Art. Richard Florsheim (1916-1979) was a prominent American printmaker, painter, sculptor, educator and writer. He graduated from the University of Chicago before studying art at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He completed his […]





Collected Color

Andy Warhol, "Cow (Pink on Yellow)," 1966, screenprint on wallpaper, Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of an anonymous donor in honor of the 2012 Art Resource Trust and Adam Justice.

On exhibit through September 13 in Gallery II at Polk Museum of Art. Color is an important part of our world. It allows us to visually recognize, relate, and interact with our surroundings. Because of its enormous impact on how we interpret what we see, color has always been an important attribute of art. But, […]





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