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Point of View Gallery Talk: Dr. Alex Rich

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

July's POV Gallery talk will be with Dr. Alexander Rich.  Dr. H. Alexander Rich is the Curator and Director of College Galleries and Exhibitions, an Assistant Professor of Art History, and the Director of the Art History program at Florida Southern College. Dr. Rich is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art History, with a particular focus on European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries. He earned his Ph.D. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and his A.B. from Dartmouth 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.

The first of many forthcoming exhibitions showcasing the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College’s latest acquisitions, The Figure in American Art offers but a mere introduction to the Museum’s newest permanent collection works. This inaugural exhibition of the alliance between the Polk Museum and Florida Southern highlights one of the principal collecting initiatives fostered by the partnership: to develop a collecting focus that specifically addresses the “figure” as a subject unto its own in American painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.

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Photo Credit: Robert Vickrey, Forbidden Fruit (detail), 1995, Egg tempera on masonite, 36x48 inches.