Through April 23
New artworks added to the Permanent Collection after going through an intense selection process. The executive director, Collections Committee and Board of Trustees approve each artwork to ensure the collection’s continued strength. Additions to the permanent collection typically are donations.
March 7- May 28
Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward. Photo available.
March 18- June 10
This exhibition features the artwork of St. Petersburg artist Rachel Stewart. Stewart is inspired by the markings of nature, the results of changing formations caused by the nuances of time and seasons.
Monkey Business: Ruben Ubiera at Polk Museum of Art
For the first time in its 50-year history, the Polk Museum of Art partnered with accomplished Florida artist Ruben Ubiera to produce “Monkey Business,” an on-site, large-scale interior mural. Ubiera designed and created a unique mural measuring 16’ x 24’ onto one of the Museum’s most prominent walls. Ubiera has adopted the gorilla as an iconic power animal for the current state of street art. “Monkey Business” depicts that gorilla finally at home in a respected art museum. As an homage to the community that made this project possible, Ubiera uses Polk County-related imagery to form the gorilla’s body.
Kids Tag Art
A program by the Polk County Tax Collector’s Office featuring license tags designed by 5th grade students from Polk County schools. All proceeds from the sale of the tags go to classroom art supplies.
Creative Youth: 15th Congressional District Competition
March 4-April 16, 2017
This annual exhibition features works from high school students in the 15th Congressional District. Organized through the efforts of Polk Museum of Art and the offices of U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, the Congressional Award winning piece travels to Washington, D.C., to be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol with other winning works from throughout the nation.
Kids Tag Art Reception
Tuesday, March 7, 6-8 p.m.
Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. James Denham
Friday, March 10, noon – 1p.m.
Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Night of Opera Performance
Saturday, March 11, 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 12, 3-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members
Friday, March 17, noon
Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members
Friday, March 17, 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for members; $10 non-members
Strathmore: The Essentials of Paper
Thursday, March 2, 9-10:30 a.m.
Instructor: Nancy Spielman
Photography: Using Adobe Lightroom
Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Instructor: Gregory Mills
Cost: $80 members; $100 non-members
Art Lab (for all ages)
Saturday, March 11, 10:30 a.m. – noon
Instructor: Alison LaMons
After School Art
Feb. 6 – March 13, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Fernandez
Cost: Free for members; $5 non-members per child, per visit
March 6- Tempera
March 13- Air dry clay
Spring Break Art Camp
March 20-24, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuition: $100 members; $120 non-members
Registration deadline is March 12
Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for everyone year-round, thanks to the following organizations and individuals: Tuesdays, thanks to Southeastern University; Wednesdays, thanks to a Friend of the Community; Thursdays, thanks to our partnership with the Chao Foundation; Fridays; Saturdays, thanks to MIDFLORIDA; and Sundays, thanks to Southern Homes. The Museum is fully accessible.
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