This week at the Museum!
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This Week at the Museum 

Visit our new exhibition . . .

American Impressionism: Treasures from the Daywood Collection

Opening July 31 

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

Virtual Program

Guided Tour of Toulouse-Lautrec

Tonight at 6 pm on Facebook! 

Can’t get enough Toulouse-Lautrec? Or did you miss your chance to take a *private* tour through our "Toulouse-Lautrec and the Belle Époque” exhibition? Well, wait no longer!

The exhibition may have closed for in-person viewing at the end of May, but we saved YOU a front row seat to experience it for yourself on Facebook Live beginning this Thursday night at 6 pm! We created a guided tour of the exhibition, so that you can see it for the first time or revisit the show — it’s your chance to dive deeply into the incredible life and career of Toulouse-Lautrec! Join Dr. Alex Rich, Executive Director & Chief Curator, as he walks you through our galleries and takes you on a tour of the Museum’s largest exhibition to date. Learn all about artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, his influential artwork, and the culture of bohemian 19th century Paris.

Join us LIVE to interact directly with Dr. Rich during the broadcast! Ask all of your unanswered questions about the exhibition and Toulouse-Lautrec directly to the Curator throughout the Premiere!

Facebook Live


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.
Learn more and register!
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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