The Responsibility for Sustaining Our Republic Under Rule of Law

Florida Lecuture Series presents HON. R. FRED LEWIS , Justice of the Florida Supreme Court (Ret.) SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 – 7:00PM HON. R. FRED LEWIS , Justice of the Florida Supreme Court (Ret.) Location: Branscomb Auditorium History demonstrates our society is constantly evolving. Changes and pressures often generate issues that challenge our Republic, and may even threaten the […]

“Iceland and Ireland through Students’ Eyes: Photography from the 2019 Study Abroad Trip”

August 30 through September 13, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. Gallery Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Location: Melvin/Burks Art Galleries Free During the month of May 2019, Florida Southern students embarked on a study abroad trip to Iceland and Ireland. Photographs, taken by students and faculty alike […]

Celebrate La Francophonie Day at the Polk Museum of Art

Vive la France! Inspired by its Edgar Degas exhibition, the Polk Museum of Art will celebrate French language and Francophone culture with its La Francophonie Day Celebration from noon to 4 p.m. on March 23. The celebration pays tribute to the 300 million French speakers living on five continents, and offers a variety of themed […]

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

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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, […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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