Edgar Degas is one of the most familiar “name” artists in the entire history of art — and, this winter, the Polk Museum is excited to bring Degas to Lakeland in a wide-ranging exhibition of privately-owned works entitled Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist.
This September, the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College proudly presents The Art of Romaine Brooks, a retrospective exhibition of a remarkable and under-acknowledged 20th century American artist.
In keeping with our mission to offer incomparable world-class art experiences for the community, this exhibition brings to Polk County a rare showcase of work by two of the greatest Spanish painters of all time.
The current exhibition, "Faces in the Crowd," is composed of a selection of the newest collection of Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College’s latest acquisitions of figurative American art. In order to display many of the works, our curatorial team choose to use the salon style hang. But what is the origin of the salon style hang?