Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. Alex Rich
Jul
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. Alex Rich

July's POV Gallery talk will be with Dr. Alexander Rich. Dr. H. Alexander Rich is Assistant Professor of Art History and director of the Art History program at Florida Southern College. Rich will discuss "The Figure in American Art: Florida Southern College's New Art Museum Collection," organized by the Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, Florida.

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PMA/FSC Affiliation Celebration and Members Reception
Jun
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

PMA/FSC Affiliation Celebration and Members Reception

With most major openings, we offer our Members a lecture followed by a lovely reception. Join us for the opening of two exhibitions: "Rembrandt's Academy: Old Master Paintings from Private Dutch Collections," organized by the Hoogsteder Museum Foundation, The Netherlands and "The Figure in American Art: Florida Southern College's New Art Museum Collection."

 

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Creative Yoga with Karen Seggerman
May
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Creative Yoga with Karen Seggerman

You demanded, so we're delivering. Creative Yoga is now offered on Sundays. Join our Creative Yoga class second Sunday for a truly inspirational experience. Yoga practitioner Karen Seggerman will guide you through an hour long class that will end incorporate our current exhibition. 

Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered.

Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat, blanket, and support block.

Cost: $10 Non-members / $5 Members

If you have any questions, please call Membership Manager, Diana Smith, at 863.688.7743 x 249.

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Art + Music
Apr
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Art + Music

Celebrate Florida history and heritage at Polk Museum of Art's third annual Art+ Music. Enjoy live Music by Weather for Strangers  with opening for Polk County's own Jason Baker. Sip some swamp juice and enjoy yummy southern fare from Lakeland BBQ Companywhile enjoying the visual delight of the latest exhibition by Carlton Ward, "Florida Wild."

Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Purchase tickets online on event page or at the door.

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Creative Yoga Friday with Michelle Pugh
Apr
21
12:00pm12:00pm

Creative Yoga Friday with Michelle Pugh

Join our Creative Yoga class every third Friday for a truly inspirational experience. Dedicated yoga practitioner Michelle Pugh will guide you through an hour long hatha-based class that will end with a meditation focused on our current exhibition. 

Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered.

Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat and blanket if possible.

Cost: $10 Non-members / $5 Members

If you have any questions, please call Membership Manager, Diana Smith, at 863.688.7743 x 249.

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Coffee Talk with Artist: Rachel Stewart
Apr
15
10:30am10:30am

Coffee Talk with Artist: Rachel Stewart

Join us for an intimate talk with local St. Petersburg artist Rachel Stewart as we explore her exhibition, "Translated Forms," on the second floor in the Murray & Ledger Galleries.

Stewart is inspired by the markings of nature, the results of changing formations caused by the nuances of time and seasons. The content of her work draws from observing and interacting with nature and translates her memories into abstract forms.

Stewart primarily works with wood – constructing and deconstructing discarded wood pallets and gouging, burning, and painting layered surfaces.

Coffee and pastries provided. 

Space is limited, please RSVP at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org

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Point of View Gallery Talk: Gregory Mills
Apr
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Point of View Gallery Talk: Gregory Mills

Join us for Point of View Gallery talks every second Friday of the month at noon. 

April's POV Gallery talk will be with photographer and artist, Gregory Mills. Mills will address our upcoming exhibition, "Florida Wild," a collection of landscape and wildlife photos by conservation photographer Carlton Ward. Mills teaches photography at the Polk Museum of Art and will discuss both the aesthetic and technical merits of Ward's photos. He will also use Ward's photos as examples of how to improve your own photos, even if you only use your phone as your camera.

Mills is the Polk Museum of Art's Director of Operations, Security, Technology and Media Services and has been with the Museum for over 20 years. In addition to teaching photography, he is also a sculptor and has been commissioned to create sculptures for several people and organizations around Florida. Mills has created crosses and altars for several churches in Florida and North Carolina including First United Methodist Church in Lakeland.

Space is Limited. Please RSVP at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org. 

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Mindful Leadership with Emily Rogers
Apr
12
11:45am11:45am

Mindful Leadership with Emily Rogers

Supported by a vast and growing body of research, mindfulness and mindful leadership is a much talked about trend among Fortune 500 visionaries and executives. Over the past decade, an increasing number of companies and organizations have discovered the advantages of incorporating mindfulness in their culture and professional development practices. Likewise, employers are also recognizing the how the arts stimulate creative thinking, problem solving, and team building. 

Emily Rogers, a business consultant, executive coach, and retreat leader, will lead a Mindful Leadership Workshop for our local professionals. 

Please join us as we learn ways to realize our full potential in purposeful, creative, and balanced ways within our galleries. Each time, the content and the exhibitions will differ, so you can be sure to walk away with fresh ideas and inspiration. 


Please RSVP at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org.

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Creative Yoga Sunday with Karen Seggerman
Apr
9
3:00pm 3:00pm

Creative Yoga Sunday with Karen Seggerman

You demanded, so we're delivering. Creative Yoga is now offered on Sundays. Join our Creative Yoga class second Sunday for a truly inspirational experience. Yoga practitioner Karen Seggerman will guide you through an hour long class that will end incorporate our current exhibition. 

Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered.

Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat, blanket, and support block.

Cost: $10 Non-members / $5 Members

If you have any questions, please call Membership Manager, Diana Smith, at 863.688.7743 x 249.

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Members Reception
Mar
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Members Reception

With most major openings, we offer our Members a lecture followed by a lovely reception. Join us for the opening of Carlton Ward's "Florida Wild." 

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.

Lecture followed reception and cash bar. 
Please RSVP by email at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org or online at PolkMuseumofArt.org/RSVP.


$10 Non-Members/ Members are Awesome so they are always FREE! 

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Creative Yoga Friday with Michelle Pugh
Mar
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Creative Yoga Friday with Michelle Pugh

Join our Creative Yoga class every third Friday for a truly inspirational experience. Dedicated yoga practitioner Michelle Pugh will guide you through an hour long hatha-based class that will end with a meditation focused on our current exhibition. 

Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered.

Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat and blanket if possible.

Cost: $10 Non-members / $5 Members

If you have any questions, please call Membership Manager, Diana Smith, at 863.688.7743 x 249.

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Creative Yoga Sundays with Karen Seggerman
Mar
12
3:00pm 3:00pm

Creative Yoga Sundays with Karen Seggerman

You demanded, so we're delivering. Creative Yoga is now offered on Sundays. Join our Creative Yoga class second Sunday for a truly inspirational experience. Yoga practitioner Karen Seggerman will guide you through an hour long class that will end incorporate our current exhibition. 

Our classes are a community format so that all ages, sizes, and levels of experience will feel comfortable. Practice will vary to increase diversity in your practice. Modifications are always offered.

Please arrive early as space is limited and bring your own mat, blanket, and support block.

Cost: $10 Non-members / $5 Members

If you have any questions, please call Membership Manager, Diana Smith, at 863.688.7743 x 249.

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Art Lab
Mar
11
10:30am10:30am

Art Lab

Art Lab (for all ages)

ArtLab Registration is CLOSED. This Session is FULL! Please register for April's ArtLab.

Free for everyone. Pre-registration is encouraged to secure your spot, but is not required. Space is limited.

Each month, participants will be to introduced to one of the Museum's exhibitions in a fun, entertaining and accessible manner through hands-on learning for all ages and skills. Labs are led by professional artists or art educators whom will engage participants in creating their own piece of artwork through a wide array of art mediums, techniques and connecting conversations relating to a specific exhibition on display in the Museum.

For more information or to register, click HERE.

 

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Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. James M. Denham
Mar
10
12:00pm12:00pm

Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. James M. Denham

Join us for Point of View Gallery talks every second Friday of the month at noon. 

This month's POV Gallery talk will be with Dr. James Denham who will address Carlton Ward's exhibition, "Florida Wild," from a historical and cultural perspective. 

James M. Denham is Professor of History and Director of the Lawton M. Chiles Jr. Center for Florida History at Florida Southern College. A specialist in Southern and Florida history, Denham is the author of six books. His most recent book Florida Founder, William P. DuVal Frontier Bon Vivant, gained him recognition in 2016 as Florida author of the year from the Florida House in Washington, D. C. A popular public speaker, Denham has lectured widely throughout the state for the Florida Humanities Council and other organizations. He is a frequent contributor to Florida Public Radio.

Space is Limited. Please RSVP at Reservations@PolkMuseumofArt.org.

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