Art+Food Offers a New Way to Experience the Museum

art+food

The second art party in Polk Museum of Art’s new Art+ series is going to spice things up with some competition. Local restaurants will try to create the most delicious Asian fusion dish around at Art+Food, set for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, January 23, at the Museum. Tickets are $10 for members and $15 […]

An Afternoon Melody

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Central Park Stroll

The public is invited to an annual celebration of the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition, now in its 15th year. The sculptures will be celebrated, and Winter Haven show winners announced, at the annual Central Park Stroll from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30.  The Stroll is free and open to the public. The event […]

“African American Art Since 1950” on View Through June 27

Romare Bearden, Morning, 1975

Polk Museum of Art is proud to welcome a remarkable exhibition that celebrates the growing prominence and complexity of the field of African American art over the last six decades. “African American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center” opens March 21 and will be on view through June 27. The exhibition […]

15th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition (FLOSC)

Descending Night by Jack Howard-Potter

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 members and Museum staff for the Florida […]

Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection

Exhibit runs through December 6, 2015. Regular Museum Hours Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays. Polk Museum of Art proudly welcomes “Destinations in Paintings: The Kasten Collection,” an exhibition that will transport viewers to different places and times, from the mid-19th […]

An American in Venice: James McNeill Whistler and His Legacy

Exhibit runs through December 6, 2015. Regular Museum Hours Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 1-5pm. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays. In 1879 American artist James McNeill Whistler arrived in Italy with a commission from the Fine Arts Society of London to create 12 etchings of Venice. […]

Art Crawl

This annual juried outdoor art show features emerging Central Florida artists selling affordable artwork in the Polk Museum of Art parking lot. Live music and demonstrations.

Forever Young: A Retrospective

Russell Young’s exploration of American counter culture represents a journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the “American dream,” a brooding and sometimes brutal celebration of the characters and events that glamorize and chastise in equal measure. Whether through direct visual reference or by title, the works set […]

“Matter Makes Space” Reception

The exhibition will be celebrated at a reception on Friday, January 8, 6 pm, at the Museum. Michiko Fuji Fowler is the speaker at the Friday evening event. Members will be admitted for free; guests are $10.

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