• Classic Albums Live Presents Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here

    Tickets on Sale March 1st. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and cheesy […]

  • Summer Fun Days: Saturdays thru Aug 10

    Special guest speakers, hands-on demonstrations, artifact discovery, tours with the curator, art projects, storytelling, fun snacks, dress up activities for the whole family are offered on Saturdays throughout the summer with all kinds of different history themes. Sponsored by Florida’s Natural Growers. Free to the public.

  • Inside the Masters’ Studios: Richard Haas Dioramas

    Although best known as a master of trompe l’oeil, illusionistic painting, Richard Haas, a Wisconsin-born painter who now resides in New York City, also began creating diorama boxes in the 1960s as a means of exploring in intimate, three-dimensional scale the inner worlds of the great masters of art history.  An unusually personal show, Inside the […]

  • Rising – On This Journey – With Love

    Celebrate Black Music Month with The Sankofa Chorale at its annual benefit gala. The gala will be held June 22 at the Polk State College Fine Arts Theater – 999 Avenue H Winter Haven. This year’s theme features a soulful evening of Neo Jazz, Throwback R&B, and Rap, saluting Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson […]

  • Classic Albums Live Presents Led Zeppelin: I

    Tickets on Sale beginning March 1st. Classic Albums Live takes classic albums and recreates them live, on stage – note for note, cut for cut. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live has become the ultimate destination for music lovers wanting to hear the greatest albums performed live without all the gimmickry and […]

  • Building an Icon: Building Bok Tower Singing Carillon

    Exhibit by Bok Tower Gardens now thru Aug 24. Learn about the ways that people worked on the Singing Tower from Edward Bok’s initial vision to its design and construction, from the foundation to its crowning herons.

  • Absolute Queen – The Ultimate Queen Experience!

    Absolute Queen, the Ultimate Queen experience will perform live at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM. With the massive success of the academy award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody film breathing new life and notoriety into Queen’s music, Absolute Queen will perform every song from the film and many more […]

  • Art-i-facts Summer (May-Aug) 2019

    Pick up a print copy of Art-i-facts at the Central Florida Visitor’s Center on Hwy 27 in Davenport, or at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, RP Funding Center, Lake Wales Arts Center, Theatre Winter Haven, Public Libraries, Chambers of Commerce and various arts and cultural venues around Polk County. Enjoy the online full-screen edition […]

  • Arts, Culture and Heritage Sponsorship Information and Timeline

    To apply for a sponsorship, applicants must attend one of the two sponsorship workshops at the Visit Central Florida Office in the Lake Myrtle Complex, Auburndale. February 22, 2019; 10:00 AM-12:00 PM (noon) – Application workshop at VCF Office (Morning Session) March 20, 2019; 5:30-7:30 PM – Application workshop at VCF Office (Evening Session) Please […]

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

Remembering Florsheim

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 […]

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.

Collected Color

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, […]

Ascension quadtone pigment print Richard Sexton

Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

Through September 13 at Polk Museum of Art. The exhibition reception is at 6pm, Friday, August 22, with a lecture by Richard Sexton, followed by light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. The reception is free for Museum members, $10 for guests. On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this […]

Monty Python's SPAMALOT

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? LAST WEEKEND: Fri-Sat, July 25 & 26 at 7:30pm; Sun, July 27 at 2pm. […]

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