Beth Ford: A Selective Retrospective
May 8 – Sept. 23
This exhibition showcases the work of Florida Southern College Professor emeritus and award-winning artist Beth Ford. https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/bethford
Richard Segalman: Monotypes
Through June 9
A study collection of Segalman’s work gifted to the museum by the artist. This exhibition includes paintings, pastels and 24 monotypes. www.PolkMuseumOfArt.org/segalman
Painting A Nation: Hudson River School Landscapes
Through May 20
A collection of superb examples of Hudson River School paintings, the first native school of painting in the United States. These paintings are from the Higdon Collection and was organized by the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina. www.PolkMuseumOfArt.org/hudsonriver
The Coast of Genoa by Francis Cropsey
Through May 20
Jasper F. Cropsey is a second generation Hudson River School painter. This painting is on exhibit courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum to accompany “Painting A Nation.” www.PolkMuseumOfArt.org/cropsey
Masters of Spain: Goya and Picasso
Through June 17
A rare showcase of work by two of the greatest Spanish painters of all time. This exhibition presents side-by-side the two artists who defined Spanish-made art for nearly 200 years. www.PolkMuseumOfArt.org/masters18
Polk County Senior Exhibition
Through May 20, 2018
This exhibition highlights the artwork of high school seniors in the Polk County School District.
May 26 – Aug. 26, 2018
This exhibition highlights work from Very Special Arts of Polk County, a program 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.
Access Art: Special Needs
Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m.-noon
Registration requested. For registration or questions, contact Tinia Clark: (863) 224-8557, or email email@example.com.
MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake
Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
Mayfaire Saturday Night
Saturday, May 12, 5:30-11 p.m.
Spring Patron Social
Thursday, May 17, 6-7:30 p.m.
Reservations required. RSVP: Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org.
Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh
Friday, May 18, noon-1 p.m.
Cost: $5 members; $10 nonmembers
Saturday, May 19, 11 a.m.-noon
Reservations requested: https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/docentmarch-l6ybt
The Art of Film- “The Spirit of the Beehive”
Saturday, May 26, 6-9 p.m.
A cash bar is available.
Registration requested: https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/filmmay18
HeartMath in the Galleries with Kelly Andrews
Wednesday, May 30, noon-1 p.m.
Reservations requested: https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/heartmay
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Saturday, May 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Registration required: https://polkmuseumofart.org/artlab
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 fine art 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 666,000 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.