Faces in the Crowd is the second in a series of exhibitions showcasing the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College’s latest acquisitions of figurative American art .
Rebels With a Cause presents outstanding selections of paintings, drawings and sculptures from The Huntsville Museum of Art’s recently acquired Sellars Collection of Art by American Women.
Choreographer and Director of the dance program at Florida Southern College, Erin LaSala, along with students from Florida Southern College’s dance program provide a performance based gallery talk focusing on the artist Edgar Degas.
Works by artist and University of Florida professor Richard Heipp occupy the gray area between the manually produced painting and the digitally reproduced image. They therefore position the viewer at the crossroads of looking and seeing. Heipp describes his paintings as photocentric; they are not intended to be merely based on mechanically produced images, but are instead air-brushed simulations of photographs and scanned objects. At first, these hyperrealistic paintings appear mechanically reproduced, but transform upon closer inspection. They perpetuate that deception between art and audience, pierce the veneer of first impressions, and force us to pause for a new and unexpected interpretation.
The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College hosted a panel discussion entitled Goya, Picasso & the Heritage of Spain: Exploring Spanish Culture in Florida from 1513 to Today. A distinguished panel of presenters from four institutions collaboratively developed this humanities-focused program to coincide with the Museum's Masters of Spain: Goya & Picasso exhibition on view from March 17-June 17, 2018.
Curator and Director of Galleries & Exhibitions at the Polk Museum of Art H. Alexander Rich, Ph.D. gives the opening lecture for the fall 2018 - 2019 season of exhibitions at the Polk Museum of Art.
Artist Josephine Sacabo speaks at the opening reception of her exhibition Lessons from the Shadows
Artist Michiko Fujii Fowler speaks at the opening reception for her exhibition Matter Makes Space