This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century, and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 80s, and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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
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
Dr. H. Alexander Rich, Curator and Director of Galleries & Exhibitions, discusses the exhibition, "Renoir: Les Études."