After Hours at the Museum

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 […]

A Colored Image of the Sun

On exhibit from July 27 – November 10, 2019. A Colored Image of the Sun, a solo exhibition by artist Kelly Sturhahn, is on view at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College. Sturhahn’s work explores notions of the sublime in nature from a contemporary viewpoint, simultaneously considering experience, perception and transformation. Favoring process and […]

Paul Fullerton: Forces of Nature

On exhibit from June 22 through November 10, 2019 in the Hollis Gallery & Sculpture Garden. Born in Minnesota and raised in Fort Myers, Paul Fullerton earned his bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Florida in 1967 under the late Hiram Williams. He received his master’s degree in painting, printmaking, and sculpture in 1969 […]

The Crucible

Harrison School for the Arts presents “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. Presented in the Harrison Black Box Theatre. Tickets: Adults $13, Ages 18 and under $10.

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 […]

Italian Symphony & Young Artists Concert

Felix Mendelssohn’s tour of Europe inspired his Symphony No. 4 as he wrote to his parents, “This is Italy! And now, has begun what I have always thought… to be the supreme joy in life.”

Sunday in the Park With George

Harrison School for the Arts Musical Theatre. Tickets: Adults $15, Students/Seniors $12.

Great Joy!

Christmas Concert presented by the Sankofa Chorale and the Christ Community Singers. Sun, Dec 16, 5pm at Christ Community Christian Center Church, Lakeland This is year’s concert, entitled “Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas” is arranged by Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red. “Great Joy” is a high energy gospel “mass choir” style musical filled […]

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

A powerful story of redemption, CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has enchanted audiences the world over with its simple message of Holiday joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, that most unrepentant and miserly of fellows, is made to see the light as he survives a merciless battery of revelations by the ghosts of his own life: Jacob Marley […]

Capturing Cultures Photography Exhibition Awards Reception

Exhibition runs Oct 18-Dec 6. Awards Reception is Nov 14, 5-7pm

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