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Polk Museum of Art to Open Two New Major Exhibitions

Posted on December 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions

Polk Museum of Art proudly presents two new exhibitions by contemporary female painters, “Revival: Paintings by Gabrielle Wu Lee” and “Her Self: Portraits by Kathy Sosa.” The exhibitions will run December 13-March 14. The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern traditions and […]

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Local Favorites Highlights Dixieland

Posted on October 9th, 2014 by

Categories: Attractions, Dining, General, Shopping

Have you explored Dixieland? This historic part of Lakeland, located on South Florida Avenue, is a tight-knit community of shops, restaurants and art galleries. With its own unique vibe, this district, with origins dating back to 1907, offers something different from other areas in the county. Fresh, funky, vintage, thrifty, artistic, eclectic and majestic are […]

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Photography of the Gulf Coast at PMoA

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by

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Polk Museum of Art proudly welcomes an exhibition of black-and-white photography by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton. The exhibition, “Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast,” is on loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La. The photographs will be on view from June 21 through September 13. Latin […]

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Lorraine Potocki is April’s Featured Artist at The Loft Art Gallery

Posted on April 4th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Upcoming

Lorraine Potocki gets her inspiration from Florida’s winding rivers and quiet lakes lined with tall pines and overgrown palms and ferns. Her pastel, acrylic and oil paintings in styles from realistic to abstract will grace the walls of The Loft Art Gallery through the end of April. The show debuts during downtown Lakeland’s First Friday […]

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Central Florida Artists to Show ‘Site Specific’ Works

Posted on March 19th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Polk Museum of Art proudly welcomes an exhibition of installation art by two Central Florida artists, Dan Gunderson of Deland and Barbara Sorensen of Winter Park. Working collaboratively, these two artists will transform the Museum with their site-specific installations that will provide visitors an opportunity to experience art environments. The exhibition, “Site Specifics,” will be […]

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Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition To Show Winning Works in Three Cities

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

Polk Museum of Art and the Cities of Winter Haven, Lakeland and Sebring are pleased to announce the selection of 26 new sculptures that will be displayed in downtown parks as part of the 14th Annual Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition. The sculptures are being installed during the last week of February and the first week […]

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New Program Makes Art More Accessible to People with Dementia

Posted on February 18th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event

Polk Museum of Art is collaborating with the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Arts Ensemble Education Foundation to make art more accessible to those affected by dementia. The program is based on the Museum of Modern Art’s Alzheimer’s Project. “Meet Me at PMoA” is a program that provides an opportunity […]

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February Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on February 7th, 2014 by

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EXHIBITIONS Stephen Knapp: New Light Through March 8 This exhibition will include 14 “lightpaintings” by Massachusetts artist Stephen Knapp. Knapp’s lightpaintings are created by using shards of fused glass, installed perpendicular to the wall’s surface, to reflect beams of colored light into abstract compositions. These unique works deepen the traditional relationship between the painter and light. […]

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Saddi Khali Photography Exhibit

Posted on January 24th, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Event

An exhibition of photography taken by Saddi Khali, a photographer, writer and performance artist will be on display at the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center from January 27 to February 24, in honor of Black History Month. Khali spent a month in late 2013 as the Polk State Lake Wales Arts Center’s first artist-in-residence. During […]

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January Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Posted on January 2nd, 2014 by

Categories: Arts, Attractions, Event, Upcoming

EXHIBITIONS Stephen Knapp: New Light Through March 8 This exhibition will include 14 “lightpaintings” by Massachusetts artist Stephen Knapp. Knapp’s lightpaintings are created by using shards of fused glass, installed perpendicular to the wall’s surface, to reflect beams of colored light into abstract compositions. These unique works deepen the traditional relationship between the painter and […]

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