The Way We Worked

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit: “The Way We Worked” explores how work shaped America and will be on exhibit in the Polk County History Center from July 1 – August 12, 2017.    





Free Admission: Museum Day Live!

Explorations V Children’s Museum and Bok Tower Gardens will offer free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket on that day. Tickets are available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. One ticket per is permitted per household per email address. Each ticket is good for admission for two visitors and must be relinquished upon admission to […]





Hope Diamond Expert to Lecture on ‘The History of America in 101 Objects’

LAKELAND – Reducing the Smithsonian’s collection of some 137 million objects to a mere 101 to tell the story of America is no easy task. But aided by more than 100 curators, Dr. Richard Kurin did just that in a new book, “The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects.” Kurin, a world-renowned expert on […]





Paintings of the Space Age and Regenerations2 Exhibitions End December 7

Robert T. McCall, “Apollo 8 Coming Home,” oil, 3’ 3 7/8” x 4’, from the collection of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on display at Polk Museum of Art.

Polk Museum of Art is proud to welcome an exhibition of large-scale paintings depicting space exploration from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition Paintings of the Space Age will be on view through December 7. Although the National Air and Space Museum is known internationally for its impressive collection of objects and […]





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