To honor the French language and culture during the internationally recognized La Francophonie month of March, the Polk Museum of Art is hosting a free-of-charge La Francophonie Celebration on Saturday, March 23, from 12-4 pm.
This French-focused education program sanctioned by the Organisation international de la Francophonie in Paris coincides with the closing of the Museum's three-month long Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist exhibition.
Win free give-away items from France, Canada, Haiti, Monaco, and Switzerland at the Polk Museum of Art La Francophonie Day Degas Exhibition Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 23, from 12-4 pm. Limited supplies of flags, hats, and travel guides will be available for families to take home upon solving the French word game.
12:00 pm Florida Southern College Woodwind Quintet Performance
12:15 pm Opening Ceremony & Proclamation Presentation to French Dignitaries
12:40 pm Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Curator Tour
1:40 pm Polk State College Pearl of Nation Haitian Creole Dance & Poetry Performance
2:10 pm Florida Southern Symphony Orchestra Performance
2:30 pm Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Curator Tour
2:40 pm Polk State College French Literary & Poetry Performance
3:10 pm Florida Southern Voice/Opera Program & Music Department Performances
3:30 pm Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Curator Tour
3:40 pm Florida Dance Theatre Performance
Hands-on Art Activities for All Ages and Abilities - Participants will create an observational pastel painting of a 3-D Eiffel Tower or a 2-D landscape image of France, Canada, Haiti, Belgium, Switzerland, or Monaco.
French Cuisine/Beverages available to purchase outdoors
Thank you to our sponsors:
For more details, contact Manager of Adult Programming, Laura Putnam at LPutnam@PolkMuseumofArt.org.