Transcendence

On exhibit January 11 – February 16, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Polk County High School Exhibition This exhibition features artworks by students grades 9-12 from Polk County School District high schools. Reception: Friday, January 11 at 11 am

A Brush with Herstory: The Paintings of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

On exhibit December 14, 2019 – April 12, 2020. Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso is a premier portrait artist whose art historical knowledge is surpassed only by the skill of her brushwork. This exhibition features Dellosso’s tribute paintings to great but often-overlooked female masters of the past.  Looking at women artists from the Renaissance through the modern era, […]

Point of View Gallery Talk

Second Friday of each month from Noon-1pm, join the Chief Curator of the Museum or a special guest for an in depth overview of one of the current exhibitions. Sept 13 – Dr. H. Alexander Rich Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens Oct 11 – Holly Scoggins Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism […]

An Afternoon Melody

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

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 […]

3-5 Elementary Exhibition: Free to be me

On exhibit November 16, 2019 – January 5, 2020 in the George W. Jenkins Student Gallery. Artwork by Polk County Students Grades 3 through 5 This exhibition features the work of young Polk County art students. The museum hosts several exhibitions per year in the George Jenkins Gallery that feature artwork by Polk County School District students. […]

After School Art

Mondays, Sept 30 – Nov 4, 4:30 to 5:30pm (Doors open at 4:20pm) Skill Level: Beginning to Intermediate Fee: Free for Members, $5 Non-Members per child per visit This is a program designed for the parent and child to learn and work together. Lessons vary in medium and are designed to be adapted for use at […]

Spirits: Ritual & Ceremonial African & Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan & Linda Rich Collection

Exhibit is open from October 26, 2019 – January 26. Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to […]

The Art of Film: Cries and Whispers

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 […]

Coffee with Artist Kelly Sturhahn

Please join us for a coffee reception with artist Kelly Sturhahn to celebrate her exhibition. Saturday, September 28, 2019; 10:30 am – Noon. Kelly Sturhahn is an Associate Professor of Art and the Director of the Foundations Program at Florida Southern College. Sturhahn holds a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and an […]

Polk Arts Alliance

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