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 […]





Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

Ascension quadtone pigment print Richard Sexton

On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. Members: Free General Admission: $5 Seniors (age 62+): $4 Student Admission (K-12, and college/vocational with valid ID): Free Children age 5 and younger […]





Aviation Exhibition

Ridge Art Association and City of Winter Haven art exhibit at Winter Haven Municipal Airport. This aviation art exhibit is free and open to the public during airport operating hours. All of the artworks contain some sort of aviation theme—anything from airports & planes to hot air balloons & pilots.





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: […]





All Decked Out

As part of Innoskate 2014, the exhibition All Decked Out! will celebrate the artistic and innovative spirit of skateboarding. Polk Museum of Art is proud to host an exhibition of contemporary artworks that smack of the edgy aesthetic so often associated with skating. Co-organized by Chad and Suzie Cardoza, two Tampa-based artists and independent curators of all […]





Imaginations Real, Visual Arts Exhibit and Reception

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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 […]





Children’s Festival: Chagall for Children & Hand ‘n Hand Exhibits Premiere

Explorations V Children’s Museum hosts its annual Children’s Festival Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am until 3pm. The festival includes art, science, music, woodworking, bounce house, entertainment and many other hands-on activities throughout nearby Munn Park. A bicycle give-away, nature show and “big wheel” vehicles are also scheduled. A ribbon cutting will be held at […]





Creative Youth: 15th Congressional District Competition

Exhibit runs from April 12 through May 18. An awards reception will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 11am.





Quilting Florida by Carolyn Friedlander

Grove Quilt Cover

Carolyn’s custom machine quilting has received recognition at local and national shows. In 2011, she diversified her craft by developing a line of art quilt stamps and a fabric line with Robert Kaufman. Her aesthetic draws on elements of art, architecture, and the history of quilt making. Learn more about Carolyn. On display in the Visitor Center.





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