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

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.

Art Lab

Art Lab


Please join us the second Saturday of each month for Art Lab. 
Art Lab will introduce Polk Museum of Art’s exhibitions in a fun, entertaining and accessible manner through hands-on learning for all ages and skills. Labs will be 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.


10:30am-noon
Free for everyone.


Pre-registration is encouraged to secure your spot, but is not required. RSVP at Register by emailing Salena Joseph at SJoseph@PolkMuseumofArt.org.

Creative Yoga Sundays with Karen Seggerman

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.

Creative Yoga Friday with Michelle Pugh

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.

Members Reception

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! 

Mindful Leadership with Emily Rogers

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.

Point of View Gallery Talk: Gregory Mills

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.