Heart for Art

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 […]

Docent-Led Tour

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 Out Loud

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 […]

An Afternoon Melody

Faculty-selected music majors perform individual and chamber works in the entryway to the beloved Polk Museum of Art. FREE!

A Night at the Opera…Scenes

Southeastern’s vocal performance students perform a collection of scenes in a delightful foray into the world of opera. General: $7 Students: $5

Creative Youth

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 […]

Kids Tag Art

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 […]

Harrison School for the Arts Senior Exhibition

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

Music & Dance in Painting of the Dutch Golden Age

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 […]

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

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

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