This week at the Museum!
View this email in your browser

This Week at the Museum

Events and Programs 

The Gallery Concert Series 

The Polk Museum of Art and Lakeland Symphony Orchestra present the Gallery Concert Series, a special set of ensemble performances, live in our galleries and inspired by our upcoming partner exhibition, Pictures at an Exhibition.

Pictures at an Exhibition pairs artwork from the Museum’s permanent collection with hand-picked musical selections performed by the musicians themselves for a unique multi-sensory viewing and listening experience.

The Gallery Concert Series consists of four concerts, starting October 14! To purchase your individual Gallery Concert tickets, click the button below. If you would like to purchase all four concert tickets, please contact the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra at 863.688.3743.
Learn more about the Gallery Concert Series

Docent-Led Tour 

Saturday, September 18 
Tour begins at 11 am

Free for everyone. 
Join us each Saturday of the month to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured exhibition through an informative and engaging conversation with one of our passionate docents. Learn the stories behind the work and dive into the world of art with ease as we bring people and art together.

Registration is not required; however, you can let us know you’re coming by clicking the “Register” button below!
Register for the Tour

Member Exclusive: Virtual in Conversation

with the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra

Thursday, September 16 via Zoom

6 pm - 7 pm

This Fall, the Polk Museum of Art launches its first collaborative exhibition with the Lakeland Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Entitled Pictures at an Exhibition, the show presents art and music pairings, both hand-selected by LSO instrumentalists, along with newly recorded performances by the same musicians who chose them. 

In this Member-Exclusive interactive conversation and Q&A, join Dr. Alex Rich, Executive Director of the Museum, as he takes your questions and chats with Amy Wiggins, Executive Director of LSO, and LSO musicians about how music connects with art, about famous links between music and art, about the new exhibition and how LSO members selected the works they did, about the Russian inspiration for the show, and so much more. Like music to your ears, you won't want to miss this LIVE discussion.
RSVP for our Member's Virtual Event!

Member Exclusive: Museum in Focus

with the Curatorial Team

Thursday, September 30 at 6 pm

Ever wonder where all 2,800 pieces in our collection are stored? Curious to see how we store our work, view works that are rarely seen, or ask our Curatorial team what it takes to put an exhibition together? Now's your chance!

Join your favorites, Laura Putnam, Loren Hicks, Matt Belcher, and Dr. Alex Rich, for an evening panel discussion at the Museum!

RSVP for Museum in Focus!


After School Art

Mondays, September 27 - November 1
Doors open at 4:20 pm 

After School Art is designed for the parent and child to learn creative new skills together. Come join us for a new lesson each week using different medium and learn about the elements of art. Our activities are easily designed to be recreated at home to further enhance your young artists’ skills - and yours, too!

Doors open at 4:20 pm. Space is limited; be sure to arrive early to secure your spot!

After School Art is free for Members; $5 per child per class for Non-Members

Learn more about After School Art!

Teen and Adult Classes

Our Fall art classes are filling up fast! Register now and reserve your spot!
September 27 through November 2, 2021
Registration Deadline: Sunday, September 19, 2021

Whether you’re a beginner or a long-time artist, you're sure to find the perfect class for you. We base our course offerings on the underlying belief that individuals want to be life-long learners. 

See a course you think you'd enjoy? To find more information about a specific class, click on one of the photos below! 
Classes | Registration
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. 
Don't forget to follow us on social media for updates! 
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.


Copyright © 2021 Polk Museum of Art, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.