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. […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Fall for Art Festival 2014

Fall for Art Festival

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents the second annual Fall for Art Festival, a series of events that highlights the work of emerging artists from Central Florida and encourages art collecting. The schedule includes: Thursday, November 13 Art to Wear: Artisans Market Time: Noon-8 p.m. Admission: Free Your favorite jewelers and artists are back to […]

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