Carlton Ward, Ogeechee Tupelo, ©Carlton Ward

Carlton Ward, Ogeechee Tupelo, ©Carlton Ward

Carlton Ward: Florida Wild

March 7 - May 28, 2017

Dorothy Jenkins Gallery & Gallery 2

Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward. Captured through compelling imagery and visual design, photographs featured in the exhibit will provide viewers with a rare opportunity to experience some of Florida’s most captivating wildlife and native habitats.  At the same time, Ward’s photographs call attention to the fragility of Florida’s natural environment and how that very life may not survive without preservation. Advocating the protection of these natural resources and wildlife habitats, Ward empowers viewers and ignites the conversation needed to keep Florida wild.


Regular Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Sunday, 1 to 5pm

The Museum is closed to the public on Monday and major holidays.


The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Designated parking and a wheelchair ramp are present. A wheelchair is available at the Visitor Services desk in the front lobby for guests needing assistance. Wall text is installed to be read at wheelchair height.

Admission is always free.

Admission is free for everyone year-round, thanks to  the Chao Foundation, MIDFLORIDA, Share Foundation, Southeastern University, and Southern Homes.

Smoking, food and beverages are prohibited in the Museum. Photography is allowed in many galleries of the Museum. Please look for the signs at the entrance to each gallery indicating where photography is prohibited.



Polk Museum of Art

800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 688-7743

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