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Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College

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October 2019

After School Art

October 21 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Monday, repeating until November 4, 2019

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States

Mondays, Sept 30 - Nov 4, 4:30 to 5:30pm (Doors open at 4:20pm) Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate Fee: Free for Members, $5 Non-Members per child per visit This is a program designed for the parent and child to learn and work together. Lessons vary in medium and are designed to be adapted for use at home. Each class is an independent lesson. PLEASE NOTE: Doors open at 4:20pm. Doors close at 4:40pm unless classroom maximum capacity of 60 is reached…

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Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

October 26, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Exhibit is open from October 26, 2019 - January 26. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to help Alan in clinics and in surgeries, the Riches worked together to transform the lives of many in need of critical eye care. While working…

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November 2019

Access Art: Special Needs

November 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until May 2, 2020

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States

The group meets for the talk and tour at 11:00 am on the 1st Saturday of every month unless it falls on a holiday weekend. After the tour the group meets at Kelly Rec. Center to make art inspired by the museum visit. This program invites individuals with special needs and varying exceptionalities to meet once a month at Polk Museum of Art to engage in viewing and discussing artwork that is exhibited. The program is designed to create social…

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After Hours at the Museum

November 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2020

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
Free

We're staying up late. The Polk Museum of Art is open until 8 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, and will host a Curator Tour at 6 p.m. Join Dr. H. Alexander Rich, Executive Director and Chief Curator, for an in-depth tour of the Museum galleries, providing art-historical and curatorial insight about one of our current exhibitions.

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Point of View Gallery Talk

November 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until January 10, 2020

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
Free

Second Friday of each month from Noon-1pm, join the Chief Curator of the Museum or a special guest for an in depth overview of one of the current exhibitions. Sept 13 - Dr. H. Alexander Rich Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens Oct 11 - Holly Scoggins Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens. Nov 8 - Dr. H. Alexander Rich Spirits: Ritual and Ceremonial African and Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan and Linda…

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Global Art of the 1970s: From the SC Johnson Collection

November 9, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit from November 9, 2019 - January 26, 2020. This exclusive exhibition features works selected from the private collection of the SC Johnson Company, most of which have never before traveled outside the Council House, the company’s international conference center in Racine, Wisconsin. The collection was built throughout the 1970s by Karen Johnson Boyd, the daughter of H.F. Johnson, Jr. and curator Lee Nordness. Along with Nordness, Boyd sought to build a collection that echoed the international mission of the…

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Ela’s Forest

November 16, 2019 - February 23, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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This exhibit is open from November 16, 2019 - February 23, 2020 Ela’s Forest is a real forest of trees planted in locations around the world. It bears the name of a little girl who loved nature and whose short, beautiful life was radiant. The forest continues to grow as her community plants more trees to honor her memory and keep her light bright. As a member of that community, the Polk Museum of Art adds to Ela’s Forest through this exhibition featuring works…

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3-5 Elementary Exhibition

November 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit November 16, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Students Grades 3 through 5 This exhibition features the work of young Polk County art students. The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. From each of these exhibitions, one piece is purchased by the Museum to be added to our Student Collection. Reception: November 16, 2019 at 11…

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Docent-Led Tour

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 16, 2020

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
Free

Third Saturdays of the month Tour begins at 11:00am and ends at noon. Free for everyone. Join us each month to get a fresh look into the Museum's main exhibition through connecting conversations with one of our passionate docents. Learn the stories behind the work and talk "art" with ease as we bring people and art together.

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December 2019

A Brush with Herstory: The Paintings of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

December 14, 2019 - April 12, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit December 14, 2019 - April 12, 2020. Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso is a premier portrait artist whose art historical knowledge is surpassed only by the skill of her brushwork. This exhibition features Dellosso’s tribute paintings to great but often-overlooked female masters of the past.  Looking at women artists from the Renaissance through the modern era, these exquisite academically-rendered paintings are based on in-depth study of artists including Genevieve Estelle Jones, Angelica Kauffman, Sofonisba Anguissola, Remedios Varo, and Sophie Geengembre Anderson.…

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January 2020

Transcendence

January 11, 2020 - February 16, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit January 11 - February 16, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Polk County High School Exhibition This exhibition features artworks by students grades 9-12 from Polk County School District high schools. Reception: Friday, January 11 at 11 am

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February 2020

Special Gallery Talk: Music & Dance in the Dutch Golden Age

February 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
Free

Join us for a special Gallery Talk on Music & Dance in Painting of the Dutch Golden Age.

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Music & Dance in Painting of the Dutch Golden Age

February 8, 2020 - May 31, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit February 8 - May 31, 2020. The 17th century was a period of great wealth and cultural achievement for the Dutch people. In what was then already called a Golden Age, the Netherlands was a world power whose military fleet was growing and where trade, science, and the arts flourished as never before. Of particular note, the pleasures of music and dancing were a fundamental part of life in both the Dutch Republic and the Southern Netherlands, as reflected…

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Harrison School for the Arts Senior Exhibition

February 22, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit February 22 - March 22, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Harrison School for the Arts Senior Showcase Harrison School for the Arts annual showcase at the Polk Museum of Art presents the work of graduating seniors from the visual arts department. Reception: Tuesday, February 25, 6 pm

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March 2020

Kids Tag Art

March 3, 2020 - March 29, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit March 3 - March 29, 2020. Kids Tag Art, a fundraising initiative founded by the Polk County Tax Collector's Office in 2006,  inspires young artists to create their own unique design, learning the practical application of license plate art to support worthy causes, fashioned after Florida's 100+ specialty license plates. However, these tags are strictly art and not for use as legal identification on the rear bumper of cars. The price of a tag is $15, with key fobs on sale…

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Creative Youth

March 28, 2020 - April 26, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit March 28 - April 26, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery, Reception/Award Ceremony: Saturday, April 18 at 11 am This annual exhibition is a juried competition for 15th Congressional District high school art students. The winning Congressional Award from this competition, chosen by 15th Congressional District Representative, travels to Washington, D.C. to be displayed in the year-long nationwide exhibition in the U.S. Capitol. This national competition is sponsored by the Congressional Arts Caucus and the office of Congressional…

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May 2020

Art Out Loud

May 2, 2020 - June 14, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit May 2 - June 14, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Middle School Students This exhibition features the work of artists grades 6 through 8. The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. From each of these exhibitions, one piece is purchased by the Museum to be added to our Student Collection. Reception: May 2, 2020 at 11 am

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June 2020

Heart for Art

June 20, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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On exhibit June 20 - August 30, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Students Grades K through 12 The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. From each of these exhibitions, one piece is purchased by the Museum to be added to our Student Collection. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Exceptional Student Education (ESE) of Polk County Schools, whose mission…

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