The event is April 19, 6:30-9 p.m. It costs $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages are provided, and a cash bar is available.
The featured exhibitions for this event are “Painting A Nation: Landscapes from the Hudson River School,” and “Masters of Spain: Goya and Picasso.” Live dance pieces choreographed and created by Ferdinand DeJesus of the FrediDance Project will bring the exhibitions to life through group and solo contemporary and hip-hop dance, as well as some acrobatics.
“I want to take the viewer inside the painting through rebellious, urban, interpretive dance,” DeJesus said.
DeJesus also is collaborating with violinist Jason Baker for one of the performances.
Curator Alex Rich, who also is an art history professor and the art history program director at Florida Southern, will briefly discuss each featured work, and then the art will come off the wall in the form of dance.
Art+Dance is a fundraiser hosted by the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College. Proceeds from the event benefit th emuseum’s education and exhibitions.
Purchase tickets at the door or online: https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/offthewall. For more information, call (863) 688-7743. The Polk Museum of Art is located at 800 E. Palmetto St.
About the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College
The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit academic museum dedicated to promoting inspirational and engaging arts experiences for all. It 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 Alliance 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 (closed Sundays June 1 through Labor Day) and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for everyone year-round, thanks to the following organizations: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union; the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation; and the Share Foundation. The museum is fully accessible.