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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

Saturday, June 21, 2014  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

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

Saturday, June 21, 2014  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

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.…

Work by Dan Lasata

All Decked Out!

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

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…

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


Saturday, April 19, 2014  • Exhibitions, Upcoming Exhibitions

April 19 – June 22, 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…

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

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,…



December 7, 2013 – April 27, 2014 Murray & Ledger Galleries Home is more than a building of concrete and timber. It is that place where we feel most comfortable and secure. It’s the place…

Sheila F. Crawford, Into the Light, 2002, Inkjet print on archival paper (1/20), PMoA Permanent Collection 2003.10.2, 2003 Mayfaire-by-the-Lake Purchase Award

Inventing Narratives

Tuesday, November 12, 2013  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

November 16, 2013 – February 20, 2014 Perkins Gallery Storytelling has always been an important part of the human legacy. Through stories handed down from one generation to the next, cultures have been defined, traditions…

Paul Calle, "Power to Go," 1969, oil on panel

Paintings of the Space Age

Friday, October 11, 2013  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

  October 12-December 7 Although the National Air and Space Museum is known internationally for its impressive collection of objects and crafts pertaining to America’s history in aviation and space exploration, it is less known…

Camila Rodrigo Graña, "Caro and Roxy Dancing," 2007, photography

reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today

Friday, October 11, 2013  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

October 12-December 7 Following the success of the 2005 book and exhibition, which traveled to 10 different cities across North America, Europe and Asia, this second edition, reGeneration2, turns the spotlight on new, up-and-coming talents…

Yousuf Karsh Portraits

Wednesday, October 9, 2013  • Exhibitions, Previous Exhibitions

October 12 – December 7, 2013 Hollis Gallery Susan Cox of Lakeland found the portraits of Winston Churchill and Gen. John Pershing tucked in the bottom dresser drawer in her late father’s home. She recognized…

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