Collected Color

Andy Warhol, "Cow (Pink on Yellow)," 1966, screenprint on wallpaper, Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of an anonymous donor in honor of the 2012 Art Resource Trust and Adam Justice.

On exhibit through September 13 in Gallery II at Polk Museum of Art. Color is an important part of our world. It allows us to visually recognize, relate, and interact with our surroundings. Because of its enormous impact on how we interpret what we see, color has always been an important attribute of art. But, […]

Remembering Florsheim

Richard Florsheim, "Paris (aka La Seine à Paris)," 1963, color lithograph. Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection, Gift of the Richard Florsheim Art Fund.

On exhibit through October 12 in the Perkins Gallery at Polk Museum of Art. Richard Florsheim (1916-1979) was a prominent American printmaker, painter, sculptor, educator and writer. He graduated from the University of Chicago before studying art at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. He completed his […]

Lakeland Art Guild Members Meeting

Lakeland Art Guild

Exhibition Reception for “Future Retro”

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

Polk Museum of Art’s exhibition for “Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile” will be celebrated on September 19 from 6-8:30pm. The reception includes a lecture followed by a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Museum members may attend the reception for free; guests are $10. “Future Retro: Drawings from the […]

Opening Reception: A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition featuring the art of Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. Exhibit runs from September 19 – October 31 FSC is pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. This exhibition of varied artwork will include large oil paintings and watercolor studies by Daniel Derwelis that demonstrate a blend of […]

A Demonstration of Contemporary Art in New York

Melvin Gallery

Exhibition featuring the art of Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. Exhibit runs from September 19 – October 31 FSC is pleased to present the works of two New York contemporary artists—Jennifer Viola and Daniel Derwelis. This exhibition of varied artwork will include large oil paintings and watercolor studies by Daniel Derwelis that demonstrate a blend of […]

KIDS TAG ART Kicks Off 9TH Year in Polk County

Kids Tag Art Dog

Southern Homes Returns as Major Sponsor of Kids Tag Art for 4th Year Bartow, Florida / PR Free/ July 28, 2014 Joe Tedder, Tax Collector for Polk County recently presented a $34,293 check to the Polk County School Board, on behalf of Kids Tag Art, a 5th grade school art project created and hosted by […]

Future Retro: Polk Museum Celebrates the Great Age of the American Automobile

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

September 20 – December 6, 2014 Polk Museum of Art this fall will open “Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of the American Automobile,” an exhibition that comprises more than 100 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf. The exhibition, which is on loan to PMoA from the Museum of Fine Arts in […]

Art Demonstration

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Richard Powers Honored as Inaugural Polk Artist Hall of Fame Inductee

The Polk Arts Alliance recognized and honored artist Richard “Rick” Powers as the Polk County Inaugural Artist Hall of Fame Recipient at the Ramon Theatre’s 8th Annual Gala on Saturday, September 27, 2014 in Frostproof, Florida. Award winning Florida wildlife and landscape artist Richard “Rick” Powers was born April 11, 1944 in Bartow, FL. as […]

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