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This Week at the Museum 

Events and Programs 

Point of View Gallery Talk

August 13 at 12 pm

Join us August 13, 2021 at 12 pm as Dr. Alexander Rich provides an in depth overview of our current exhibition, American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection.

Dr. Rich is the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum and a Florida Southern College Professor of Art History. In addition, he is also Chair of the Department of Art History and Museum Studies, holds the George and Dorothy Forsythe Endowed Chair in Art History and Museum Studies, and is the Director of the Melvin and Burks Galleries at Florida Southern College.

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Art History Lecture Series 

With your professor

Dr. H Alexander Rich
Executive Director & Chief Curator 


4 Class Sessions and Champagne Reception

September 7, 14, 21, 28
6:30 to 8:30 pm

This course will cover all the greatest hits of Contemporary art history, examining the resounding impacts of 1960s Pop Art and Minimalism on artists of the next three decades and the rise of seminal movements like Performance, Street, and Conceptual Art and the so-called Pictures Generation. As Dr. Rich explores the work of artists including Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and Judy Chicago, to name just a few, you'll become an expert on an era that expanded the contours of art history forever.
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On View

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection

On view until October 24  

This Summer and Fall, the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College presents audiences with an incomparable peek not merely into the incredible story of Impressionism’s rise in the United States but also into the influential world of private collecting. American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection features 41 rarely-seen Impressionist paintings originally from the private collection of Arthur Dayton and Ruth Woods Dayton (whose surnames combine to create the collection’s portmanteau name: “Day-Wood”). Celebrated as patrons of the arts in West Virginia and as consequential collectors of American art, the Daytons developed a fine art collection that exceeded 200 works. This extraordinary and beautiful exhibition exemplifies how the support of patrons like the Daytons helped American Impressionists claim their niche in the art world, allowing them to hone their crafts, survive as artists, and find national acclaim at the turn of the 20th century.
American Impressionism

Josephine Sacabo: Those Who Dance 

On view until October 17  

Josephine Sacabo’s art is both of our time and embedded deeply in a time past. She is an acclaimed, New Orleans-based contemporary photographer whose body of work seems infused with a powerful nostalgia for the non-digital photographic forms and techniques of photography’s nascent years as an artistic medium in the previous two centuries. As visitors to Those Who Dance, an original exhibition of Sacabo’s most recent series, will quickly realize, Sacabo (b. 1944) is one of the most poetic photographers actively working in the United States today and one whose ethereal and moving photographs look nothing like those of any other artist.

Those Who Dance

Y2K: Art at the Turn of the 21st Century from the Permanent Collection

On view until August 28

This installation of works from the Museum’s permanent collection features a selection of objects in a variety of media and from a multitude of perspectives from the Y2K era.  The works on display span the consequential period of 1998 to 2001, and, while most artists do not comment explicitly on the millennial change, their art is inseparable from the time in which they lived. Striving to produce meaningful art, artists, like everyone else in the late 1990s and early 2000s, grappled with a world on the cusp of great change and new realities, be they psychological, emotional, social, technological, or otherwise.

As we begin our 2021-2022 exhibition season, we hope you will partake in all the Museum has to offer both in-person and virtually. If you're in a position to support us, please consider making a donation in any amount to help us keep the Museum going during this time of financial difficulties. 
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Exhibitions and programs are sponsored in part by
the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture
and the State of Florida, the City of Lakeland and Visit Central Florida.

Admission to the Museum is underwritten by our generous Strategic Partner.


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