15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC) March 2015 – February 2016 Every year, Polk Museum of Art works with local cities to install new sculptures in downtown parks. This year, the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are participating in the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. Sculptures are selected by a committee of community […]

The Lakeland Center Welcomes Lakeland Art Guild

The recent growth of the Lakeland Art Guild shows rich and compelling evidence that a fertile local art community exists right here in Lakeland and the Greater Lakeland area. Seeing a renewed synergy and enthusiasm, a leadership team emerged to articulate a vision and begin to fill an artistic need. The Lakeland Art Guild has […]

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.

September Exhibits and Events at Polk Museum of Art

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

EXHIBITIONS Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile September 20-December 6 This exhibition showcases the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling, through more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. An eclectic mix of […]

Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

Ascension quadtone pigment print Richard Sexton

Through September 13 at Polk Museum of Art. The exhibition reception is at 6pm, Friday, August 22, with a lecture by Richard Sexton, followed by light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The reception is free for Museum members, $10 for guests. On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this […]

Central Park Stroll Posponed to June 12

The Central Park Stroll and Main Street Winter Haven Art Walk that had been scheduled for May 1 was postponed to June 12. Strong storms were possible Thursday afternoon, and organizers said that posed possible safety issues for artists and guests. The time for the stroll on June 12 will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Source: […]

May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Dan Gunderson, "Iron Man," 2013, digital photograph

EXHIBITIONS Site Specifics: Works by Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen Through June 8 This exhibition will include installations by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art […]

“Creative Youth” Exhibition

Polk Museum of Art

Polk Museum of Art proudly hosts the annual “Creative Youth” exhibition, which features works by high school students in the 15th Congressional District. The exhibition will be on view from April 12 through May 18 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery at the Museum. The exhibition is organized by the Polk Museum of Art […]

Chagall for Children

Chagall for Children

Explorations V Children’s Museum is proud to serve as a venue for the world class Chagall for Children traveling exhibit. The interactive exhibit runs through July 12. The Ribbon Cutting signifying the grand opening of the exhibit took place on Saturday, April 12 during the Children’s Festival at Explorations V. The exhibit, created by the Kohl’s […]

Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition To Show Winning Works in 3 Cities

On Lemon Street in Lakeland, Jerzy Kedziora's "Feng Shui" of coldcast bronze is suspended between the trees.

14th Annual Exhibition to Feature Art in Winter Haven, Lakeland & Sebring LAKELAND ― Polk Museum of Art and the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are pleased to announce the selection of 26 new sculptures that will be displayed in downtown parks as part of the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The […]

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