Summer hours end on Sept. 2. Normal operating hours are as follows: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
The Art of Romaine Brooks
Sept. 8- Dec. 9
A collection of works from this American expatriate artist known for her androgynous appearance and unique artistic voice that challenged conventions of how women should look and behave. This exhibition is on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum. https://polkmuseumofart.org/brooks
Sept. 21- Nov. 2
A site-specific multimedia installation at the Melvin and Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College by New Orleans artists and Florida natives Cristina Molina and Jonathan Traviesa. Inspired by Claude Levi-Strauss’ book, “Tristes Tropiques,” this exhibition focuses on the psychological landscape of paradise, the tropics and the mythology of Florida. https://polkmuseumofart.org/sadtropics
Chagall: Stories into Dreams
Sept. 29- Jan. 6, 2019
A show of Marc Chagall’s work that 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). https://polkmuseumofart.org/chagall
Conversing with Reality
Sept. 29- Jan. 13, 2019
A celebration of the most recent paintings of contemporary visual artist John Jacopelle. https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/jacopelle2018
Beth Ford: A Selective Retrospective
Through Sept. 23
This exhibition showcases the work of Florida Southern College Professor Emeritus and award-winning artist Beth Ford. https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/bethford
The Von Wagner Code
Through Sept. 16
A curated exhibition inspired by the rediscovery of a damaged, long-lost painting on the Florida Southern College campus and the exciting search for answers about its origins. https://polkmuseumofart.org/vonwagner
The Recyclers: Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso
Through Sept. 16
A two-work installation featuring the finished painting and its study hung side-by-side.
Lorrie Goulet: Seventy Years Carving
Through Sept. 30
A celebration of Goulet’s career as a painter, sculptor and poet, the sculptures in this exhibition come directly from the 92-year-old artist’s New York City studio. https://polkmuseumofart.org/goulet
After Hours at the Museum (with curator tour)
Thursday, Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Access Art: Special Needs
Saturday, Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-noon
Registration requested. For registration or questions, contact Tinia Clark: (863) 224-8557, or email email@example.com.
Public Lecture and Book Signing: Beth Ford
Saturday, Sept. 8, 2-3:30 p.m.
Point of View Gallery Talk
Friday, Sept. 14, noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-noon
Reservations requested: https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/docentsept18
Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh
Friday, Sept. 21, noon-1p.m.
Cost: $5 members; $10 nonmembers
The Art of Film
Saturday, Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 28, 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for members; $10 nonmembers
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS
Saturday, Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Cost: Free for members; $5 for nonmembers
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.