The Polk Museum of Art is closed Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas.
Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist
Dec. 22- March 24
An exhibition comprised of works from a private collection that sheds light on the artist’s favorite themes, as well as the artists he called his friends. https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/degas-the-private-impressionist
The Art of Romaine Brooks
Through 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
Chagall: Stories into Dreams
Through Jan. 6
A show of Marc Chagall’s work that is 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
Through Jan. 13
A celebration of the most recent paintings of contemporary visual artist John Jacopelle. https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/jacopelle2018
EXILE: 50 Years of Cuban-American Art from the Permanent Collection
Through Jan. 13
A showcase of works by Cubans who are exiles, as well as works from nine artists who remain in Cuba. https://polkmuseumofart.org/exhibitions/exile2018
Through Dec. 30
This exhibition features the work of our youngest Polk County Schools art students.
Through Dec. 9
Bring your little shoppers to a holiday gift shop just for children.
K-5 Elementary Student Exhibition Reception
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1-2 p.m.
Access Art: Special Needs
Saturday, Dec. 1, 11 a.m.-noon
Registration requested. For registration or questions, contact Tinia Clark: (863) 224-8557, or email email@example.com.
SEU: An Afternoon Medley Concert
Sunday, Dec. 2, 2-3 p.m.
After Hours at the Museum
Thursday, Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 8, 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Free for members; $5 nonmembers
Registration required: https://polkmuseumofart.org/artlab
Point of View Gallery Talk with Brian Hamilton
Friday, Dec. 14, noon-1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m.-noon
Reservations requested: https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/docentdec18
The Art of Film: “Russian Ark”
Saturday, Dec. 15, 6-9 p.m.
Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh
Friday, Dec. 21, noon-1p.m.
Cost: $5 members; $10 nonmembers
Friday, Dec. 21, 6-8:30 p.m.
Cost: Members free; nonmembers $10
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.