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November 2015

“Androids”

November 7, 2015 - January 24, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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November 7, 2015 – January 24, 2016 Murray & Ledger Galleries Through the evolution of the mobile device, fine art photography has undergone a reformation. Whereas the digital camera shifted photography from a time-intensive chemical process to a more immediate electronic art form, the contemporary touchscreen mobile device has concentrated it further to be more efficient and accessible. Combined with numerous downloadable apps and pervading social media, anyone can use their mobile device to capture a digital image, manipulate its…

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December 2015

Forever Young: A Retrospective

December 12, 2015 - March 26, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Russell Young’s exploration of American counter culture represents a journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the “American dream,” a brooding and sometimes brutal celebration of the characters and events that glamorize and chastise in equal measure. Whether through direct visual reference or by title, the works set out to both assert and challenge our perception and understanding of what it is to be American in the 21st century. Learn more!

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Matter Makes Space: Michiko Fujii Fowler

December 19, 2015 - March 26, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Award winning Japanese artist Michiko Fujii Fowler explores how space is altered by the painting process. She is intrigued by a painting’s duality of space: the illusive space within a painting and the physical space of a painting. Fowler explains, “I believe that a painting has two layered spaces: one is fictional space that is depicted in the painting, and another is a real space that is the painting itself. Matter Makes Space is Michiko Fujii Fowler’s first major museum…

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February 2016

Reception: Harrison Senior Visual Art Exhibition

February 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Reception: Friday, February 19, 6 pm On exhibit from February 6 - March 6, 2016 Harrison’s Senior visual art students present their graduating body of artwork at the Polk Museum of Art. Sponsored by: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union

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The Gala

February 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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$400

Polk Museum of Art’s annual black-tie benefit is also one of the best parties in Central Florida. It’s a memorable evening of dancing, socializing, and a wonderful gourmet dinner. A silent auction takes place throughout the evening, as well. Items for auction range from sports memorabilia, great vacation getaways, gourmet meals, jewelry, and more! For information on sponsorships or donations for the silent auction, please contact Pal Rivers Powell at 863.688.7743, ext. 240 or by email PPowell@PolkMuseumofArt.org.

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March 2016

Strategic Plan & Grants Information Sessions

March 2, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Click here to register. The Florida Dept. of State, Div. of Cultural Affairs staff will visit Lakeland on March 2. Two sessions will be offered: 9:00 am to 10:00 am Strategic Plan Roll-Out Session: Division staff will discuss the Division's strategic planning process, action planning process, and new initiatives to promote arts and culture in Florida. 10:30 am to 11:30 am Grants Session: Division of Cultural Affairs staff will talk about grant programs for organizations, grants management and contract requirements,…

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Art to Art: The Intersection of Images & Words

March 10, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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March 10, 6:30pm at Polk Museum of Art. Southeastern University Art to Art: The Intersection of Images and Words. FREE. Under the guidance of poetry faculty, Southeastern University students create original poetry describing works of art by Russell Young and Michiko Fujii Fowler on exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art. The original poetry is then performed by the student poets for an audience in the galleries. A reception and discussion follow the performance.

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A Night at the Opera…Scenes

March 12, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Southeastern University presents A Night at the Opera...Scenes on March 12 at 7pm at Polk Museum of Art. Vocal students perform a range of scenes in a delightful foray into operatic styles and periods. Adults $7, students $5.

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Spring Break Art Camp

March 21, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until March 24, 2016

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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March 21 - 24 (No classes on March 25) 9:00am-4:00pm AGES 7 - 13 years old Join us for Spring Break Art Camp! Give your child (ages 7-13) a FUN, CREATIVE and OPEN atmosphere to develop their love and appreciation for the arts. Camp classes offer the freedom to explore artistic interests through creativity, medium and technique. CAMP TUITION: (per student) $100 for PMoA Members, $120 Non-Members Registration Deadline: Sunday, March 13 CLASSES: Students will choose ONE class to master their…

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April 2016

Unmanned: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection

April 30, 2016 - October 9, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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An exhibition of all women artists from the permanent collection of the Polk Museum of Art, "Unmanned" will be on exhibit from April 30 - October 9, 2016.

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Monkey Business: Ruben Ubiera at Polk Museum of Art

April 30, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Ruben Ubiera, Monkey Business, Painted mural, 16' x 24'.

Ruben Ubiera, Monkey Business, Painted mural, 16' x 24'. For the first time in its 50 year history, the Polk Museum of Art partnered with an accomplished Florida artist to produce an on-site, large-scale interior mural. Florida artist Ruben Ubiera designed and created a unique mural measuring 16’ x 24’ directly onto one of the Museum’s most prominent walls. The Museum will  remain on view through the end of the year. This is the Museum's first on-site mural project and Ubiera's…

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July 2016

A Sum of Its Parts

July 9, 2016 - September 17, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Victor Vasarely, Untitled (Sphere), n.d., Serigraph (184/250), Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection 2001.19.3, Gift of William and Norma Roth

Victor Vasarely, Untitled (Sphere), n.d., Serigraph (184/250), Polk Museum of Art Permanent Collection 2001.19.3, Gift of William and Norma Roth July 9, 2016 – September 17, 2016 Museum Hours Regular Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday, 1 to 5pm The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays, major holidays, and for its annual Gala. The next Gala will be on March 4, 2017. Summer Hours (June 1 through Labor Day): Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm Closed Sunday,…

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August 2016

VSA Exhibition

August 27, 2016 - November 6, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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This exhibition highlights work from Very Special Arts (VSA) of Polk County. This program is for gifted students and students with emotional, physical or cognitive challenges who are enrolled in Polk County Schools. The artworks selected for the exhibition represent a wide variety of media and techniques. Learn more!

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September 2016

Unforeseen Light: A Study in Reflection

September 3, 2016 - December 4, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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David Woods, The Grand Hotel Showcases David Woods’ experimentation with high-dynamic-range photography.

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Point of View Gallery Tour with Ken Rollins

September 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Polk Museum of Art

Mr. Rollins will discuss the history of building the Museum's permanent collection, as well as select works of art accessed during his 12 years as Director of the Museum. Learn more! Limited availability: Please RSVP at PolkMuseumofArt.org/RSVP

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Lessons from the Shadows

September 24, 2016 - December 3, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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New Orleans photographer Josephine Sacabo employs an array of photographic techniques to produce dream-like images that often illustrate historical and cultural narratives. Polk Museum of Art, Lakeland. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm. The Museum is closed on major holidays and on Sundays from June 1 through Labor Day.

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One Collectors Dream

September 24, 2016 - December 3, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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An exhibition of works from the private collection of George Lowe, the voice of Space Ghost, which includes contemporary art, folk art, and his own work. The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm. The Museum is closed on major holidays and on Sundays from June 1 through Labor Day.

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Fall Art Classes Begin at PMoA

September 26, 2016
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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All classes are taught by certified art teachers and/or art professionals. Dates and prices vary. REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Exhibition Member Reception: Josephine Sacabo

September 30, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Member reception for the "Lessons from the Shadows" exhibit that runs from September 24-December 3. Hear New Orleans photographer Josephine Sacabo speak about her artwork in the exhibition, Lessons from the Shadows. This exhibit focuses on two of Sacabo's photography portfolios: Juana and the Structures of Reverie and Óyeme Con Los Ojos. Cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres to follow. Free admission is a benefit of Polk Museum of Art membership. Non-members are welcome at $10 per person. Please rsvp at polkmuseumofart.org/rsvp.

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October 2016

Public Lecture with Collector George Lowe

October 6, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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May 2017

Florida Wild

May 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 28, 2017

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward.

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Transcendence

May 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until May 21, 2017

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Showcases art created by high school students within the Polk County school district.

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Translated Forms

May 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until June 10, 2017

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Features the artwork of St. Petersburg artist Rachel Stewart.

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June 2017

PMoA Annual Meeting

June 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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July 2017

Summer Art Classes Begin

July 8, 2017
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Teen and adult classes are held on Saturdays during the Summer. The four 6-week classes offered on Saturdays this summer that begin on July 8 are: Beginning Photography ($145) Creative Concepts in Photography ($145) Painting with Pastels ($145) Art History: Famous Masters, Famous Students ($100) Learn more! Summer classes for adults and teens are held on Saturdays. The above photo shows parts of the 2016 exhibition, "A Sum of its Parts," that featured works from Polk Museum of Art's permanent collection.

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February 2018

Harrison School for the Arts Senior Exhibition

February 2, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Oliver Stephenson, Watercolor, Bug Market Harrison School for the Arts announces the Senior Visual Arts Exhibit at the Polk Museum of Art with an opening reception on Friday, February 9 from 6-8pm. The exhibition features the most outstanding artwork from each of the 18 Visual Arts graduating seniors. Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these exceptionally talented students. The Polk Museum of Art and Harrison School for the Arts have been partners for over 25 years and PMoA graciously…

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Senior Visual Art Exhibit Reception

February 9, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Oliver Stephenson, Watercolor, Bug Market Reception on February 9th celebrates the best of visual arts from the Class of 2017. The senior showcase is on exhibit at Polk Museum of Art through March 11.

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May 2018

Beth Ford: A Selective Retrospective

May 8, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Beth Ford Studio Session

Beth Ford is an award-winning artist in drawing, painting, and intaglio printmaking at State, Regional, and National competitions. Her work is in several Florida Museums and many public and private collections throughout the South. Beth is also a well-known art educator for over fifty years and is a Professor emeritus of Art at Florida Southern college in Lakeland where she still teaches a course in Printmaking. She is now a member of a Lakeland Writers group and Florida Writers Association.…

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VAS Arts: My Community

May 26, 2018 - August 26, 2018
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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An exhibition highlighting work from Very Special Arts of Polk County.

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June 2018

The Recyclers: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

June 1, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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The Recyclers - Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

This intimate two-work installation of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso’s The Recyclers featuring the finished painting and its study hung side-by-side — provides an instructive opportunity for viewers to engage in the process of close looking, gaining better understanding of the artist’s process and the methodology underlying her imaginative contemporary spin on Old-Master-style painting.

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Double Vision: Photocentric Paintings by Richard Heipp

June 2, 2018 - August 25, 2018
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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. Richard Heipp, Cultural Strabismus: Vision Faith: Seeing Believing, 1999, Image courtesy of the artist.  

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Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh

June 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 19, 2018

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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All ages, sizes and levels of experience are welcome. $5 members $10 nonmembers

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Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving

June 16, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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LORRIE GOULET, PANGAEA, 2007, PERSIMMON WOOD, LOAN FROM THE ARTIST, MADE POSSIBLE BY HARMON-MEEK GALLERY

Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving celebrates the storied career of a sculptor, painter, and poet who first made her name in the 1950s and 1960s as a female artist who identified herself principally as a carver — a term that aptly describes her hands-on and intuitive approach to sculpting directly from stone and wood. Now 92 years old, Goulet still works actively in her New York City home and studio, whose entire first floor is filled with a lifetime of her work.  For seven decades, Goulet’s sculptures have focused principally on the female form,…

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Docent-Led Tour

June 16, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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View the Museum's main exhibit with a passionate docent. FREE. Preregistration is suggested. RSVP: reservations@polkmuseumofart.org

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Summer Art Camp Session 2

June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Full day, half day and single classes available
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Summer Teen & Adult Art Classes

June 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 Painting with Pastels (six-week class) from 145.00 Oil Painting Portraiture from a Limited Palette (six-week class) from 145.00 Perspective Drawing (six-week class) from 145.00 Printmaking (six-week class) from 145.00

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The Von Wagner Code

June 23, 2018 - September 16, 2018
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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. The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays, major holidays, and for its annual Gala.

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The Art of Film – Hide Your Smiling Faces

June 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 23, 2019 at 6:00pm

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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, engage, and educate audiences of all ages. June Film: Hide your Smiling Faces (2013) Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone Daniel Patrick Carbone was born on August 28,…

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July 2018

Summer Art Camp Session 3

July 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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No Camp on July 4th
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Summer Art Camp Session 4

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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The Art of Film: Finding Vivian Maier

July 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages. Film: Finding Vivian Maier (2013) Director: John Maloof and Charlie Siskel John Maloof is an…

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August 2018

The Art of Film: Songs From the Second Floor

August 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 series will entertain, engage, and educate audiences of all ages. Songs From the Second Floor (Sånger från andra våningen) (2000) Synopsis: A film poem inspired by the…

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HeartMath® in the Galleries

August 29, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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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 chaos. With more than 25 years in the health and wellness field, Kelly Andrews has worked in a variety of settings including corporate, higher education,…

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September 2018

The Art of Romaine Brooks

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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This exhibition The Art of Romaine Brooks, on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, brings together 18 paintings and 32 drawings by the American expatriate artist Romaine Brooks (1874-1970), a number of which have not been seen for decades. An extraordinarily independent woman, Brooks crafted an androgynous appearance and a unique artistic voice that challenged conventions of how women should look and behave; her rebellious ideas extend to many of the portraits she painted in the 1920s and underline the…

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Chagall: Stories into Dreams

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 6, 2019

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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This extraordinary show of Marc Chagall’s work is the only one of its kind in Florida and the only one in the country that pairs his Fables of La Fontaine etchings (1952) with his Story of Exodus lithographs (1966). Marc Chagall (1887-1985) was born into a poor Jewish family in Russia and began studying painting at age 20, where his distinctive fantastical style centering on images from Russian folklore, family history, and his own childhood began to emerge. He moved…

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Conversing with Reality

September 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until January 13, 2019

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College, 800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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Conversing with Reality celebrates the most recent paintings of contemporary visual artist John Jacopelle. Devoid of preconceived ideas and direction, Jacopelle’s work takes a stream-of-consciousness approach, where the “act of doing” or process is equally important to the finished piece. Rendered in ambiguity yet painted with clear definitiveness, organic shapes, rhythmic lines, and glyphic marks develop as the artist works upon his paintings, leaving each piece open to the viewers' own interpretation. Jacopelle’s work has been exhibited up and down…

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October 2018

Exile: 50 years of Cuban-American Art

October 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The early exiles were largely middle and upper-middle class, so they were not as motivated by improved economic prospects to be found in the United States as were those exiles who came at a later date. Indeed, the later generation of artists who came to Miami in the 1990's were very much looking for more opportunities, while looking for personal and artistic creativity as well. The exodus continues to our day. Those who came after the early 2000's are mostly…

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December 2018

Degas: The Private Impressionist

December 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Edgar Degas (1834-1917) is one of the most revered artists of all time, a French Impressionist renowned for his paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings that take the viewer deep into the world of late 19th century Paris. Interested in the psychology and everyday lives of his subjects, Degas is famous for a number of recurring themes in his work, foremost among them the subject of dance and ballet, in particular.  Indeed, more than half of his works depict dancers. Degas…

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