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.Read More
Derek Menchan, professor of humanities, philosophy, and music at Polk State College leads a discussion on the omnipresence of music found in Chagall's work as well as universal themes of human morality.Read More
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.Read More
Experience Chagall: Stories into Dreams as an audio tour. Look for the numbered prompts on the wall and on the identification labels.
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.Read More
The Von Wagner Code is a unique Polk Museum of Art curated exhibition inspired by the rediscovery of a damaged, long-lost painting on the Florida Southern College campus and the exciting search for answers about its origins.Read More
In this video, Polk Museum of Art curator Dr. H. Alexander Rich speaks with conservator Rustin Levenson about the mysterious painting at the center of “The Von Wagner Code” exhibition and about the painstaking stabilization process being undertaken to preserve it.Read More
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.Read More
In this exhibition of selected works from the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College’s permanent collection, we will explore the concept of what it means to call something an American work of art.Read More
Dr. H. Alexander Rich, Curator and Director of Galleries & Exhibitions, discusses the exhibition, "Renoir: Les Études."