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O Sole Mio! Vires, Artes, Mores - To My Sunshine State

Gabrielle Wu Lee

Saturday, December 13, 2014  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

December 13-March 14 Dorothy Jenkins Gallery The late Chinese-American artist Gabrielle Wu Lee described her paintings as works of “dynamic expressionism.” Her works beautifully meld Eastern traditions and modern Western aesthetics into emotionally charged renderings…

Kathy Sosa, Chile Lillies, Huipiles, 2007, 36" x 50", Oil portrait collage

Her Ethereal Self: Portraits by Kathy Sosa

Saturday, December 13, 2014  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

Exhibition organized through Katharine T. Carter & Associates. December 13, 2014 – March 14, 2015 Gallery II Inspired by contemporary folk art and the American southwest, Kathy Sosa’s artistic style is characterized by prismatic color…

Sarah Brewington Baulac, Human, Still, 2014, Digital photograph

Working Title: A Faculty Exhibition

Saturday, September 27, 2014  • Exhibitions, Uncategorized, Upcoming Exhibitions

September 27 - December 13, 2014 Murray and Ledger Galleries Polk Museum of Art is excited and proud to announce its first ever exhibition of works by the accomplished arts faculty at two of Polk County’s…

Design Proposal: Two Door Sports Car, Elia Russinoff, 1953, Colored pencil on black paper, From the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles

Saturday, September 20, 2014  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston September 20 – December 6, 2014 Dorothy Jenkins Gallery and Gallery II   This exhibition, comprised of 105 drawings from the collection of Frederick A. Sharf, showcases…

Richard Florsheim, Paris (aka La Seine a Paris, 1963, Color lithograph, PMoA Permanent Collection 2004.8.14, Gift of the Richard Florhseim Art Fund

Remembering Florsheim

July 26 – October 12, 2014 Perkins Gallery Richard Florsheim (1916-1979) was a prominent American printmaker, painter, sculptor, educator and writer. He graduated from the University of Chicago before studying art at the Museum of…

Damien Hirst, Psalm Print, Domine, in Virtue tua, 2010, Screenprint with diamond dust, Purchased through the Art Resource Trust, PMoA Permanent Collection 2013.6.1

Collected Color

June 21 – September 13, 2014 Gallery II Color is an important part of our world. It allows us to visually recognize, relate, and interact with our surroundings. Because of its enormous impact on how…

Richard Sexton, Ascension, Quadtone pigment print

Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast

June 21-September 13 On loan from the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, La., this exhibition is a photographic project of 15 years’ duration (1991-2006) by nationally recognized photographer and author Richard Sexton.…

Kenny Scharf, Space Travel, 2002, Line-etching and aquatint with spit-bite aquatint, PMoA Permanent Collection 2002.21.4, Gift of Norma Canelas and William D. Roth


Friday, May 2, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

May 3 - August 2, 2014 Murray & Ledger Galleries Ekphrasis is a rhetorical exercise first practiced by the ancient Greeks. Essentially, it is a method of creating a new artwork as directly related to or…

Work by Dan Lasata

All Decked Out!

Saturday, April 26, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions, Uncategorized

April 26, 2014 – July 20, 2014 Perkins Gallery As part of Innoskate 2014, the exhibition All Decked Out! will celebrate the artistic and innovative spirit of skateboarding. Polk Museum of Art is proud to…

Barbara Sorensen, Topographies Installation, Orlando Museum of Art, Boat Installation, 16' x 16' x 2' overall, Stoneware & stones, Foothills Installation, 1' x 7' x 7' overall, Stoneware, video &sound

Site Specifics: Dan Gunderson & Barbara Sorensen

Saturday, March 22, 2014  • Previous Exhibitions

March 22-June 7, 2014 This exhibition will include installations 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…

Hugh O'Donnell, Sign of the Tiger, 1992, Woodblock and etching, PMoA Permanent Collection 1992.17, Graphicstudio Subscription Purchase through the Kent Harrison Memorial Acquisition Fund

What’s In a Gesture?

Saturday, March 1, 2014  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

March 1 – April 19, 2014 Perkins Gallery A painter’s gestural brushwork can be important to convey emotional intensity. To some viewers, a wild lashing stroke of paint may seem like an unkempt act by an untalented artist.…

Done for the Night_web

Stephen Knapp: New Light

Saturday, December 14, 2013  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

December 14-March 8 This exhibition will include 14 “lightpaintings” by Massachusetts artist Stephen Knapp. Knapp’s lightpaintings are created by using cut, shaped and polished pieces of specially coated glass, installed perpendicular to the wall’s surface,…

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