Kiss Me, Kate

 Passions run high as leading lady Lilli Vanessi and her ex-husband, actor/director Fred Graham, battle onstage and off in a production of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. With romance, comedy, sophistication, and behind-the-scenes hijinks, Tony Award winning musical Kiss Me, Kate combines the irreverent humor of two brilliant writers, Cole Porter and William Shakespeare. Musical […]

Gilbert King, Pulitzer Prize-winning Author

“Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found.” Florida Lecture Series.

HeartMath® in the Galleries

Come learn more about how an intuitive heart guides you to Stress Free Living in the calming and inviting space of our galleries. During these quarterly sessions,  Kelly Andrews teaches basic emotional tracking techniques and simple breathing practices that will help shift your inner state to one of peace and stillness even in the midst of […]

The Art of Film: Songs From the Second Floor

Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film. The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum […]

The Art of Film: Finding Vivian Maier

FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, MALOOF, JOHN AND CHARLIE SISKEL, 2013.

Join us for our monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film. The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum […]

Summer Art Camp Session 4

See Museum website for pricing.

The Art of Film – Hide Your Smiling Faces

A monthly film screening series featuring the best in internationally-renowned independent and arts-related movies- The Art of Film. The Art of Film presents a forum for appreciating movies as an art form. With audience Q&A and talkback sessions with film directors and faculty from Florida Southern College following each screening, this unique Polk Museum series will entertain, […]

The Von Wagner Code

A unique exhibition inspired by the rediscovery of a damaged, lost painting on the Florida Southern College campus. Regular Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 1 to 5pm Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays including December 24, 25, and 31 and January 1. […]

Summer Teen & Adult Art Classes

These 6-week classes run on Saturdays from July 14 through August 18. Click on a class below for details. The below links take you to the Polk Museum of Art Website. Add to cart to start registration process. Don’t forget to “check out”. Creative Concepts in Photography (six-week class) from 145.00 Beginning Photography (six-week class) from 145.00 […]

Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp

RICHARD HEIPP, CULTURAL STRABISMUS: VISION FAITH: SEEING BELIEVING, 1999, IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

Features air-brushed simulations of photographs and scanned objects, these works occupy the gray area between the manually produced painting and the digitally reproduced image. Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday, Monday and major holidays including July 4 and Labor Day.  

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494