Introducing new at-home summer options!
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To Our Museum Community:

The summer months are typically among the most joyous and bustling times of year at the Polk Museum of Art. We are always excited to see our galleries filled with visitors during the summer season, and we look forward especially to June, July, and August because our halls and classrooms come alive with the buzzy laughter and grinning faces of the happy day campers who spend their summers with us making art and memories.

This is no typical year, though. The international pandemic has compelled us — like every organization and educational institution that hosts group gatherings in small spaces — to pause and reassess all of our 2020 summer programming. The health and safety of all members of the community (our children and you, their families, foremost among them) and our staff and instructors is at the forefront of every decision we make.

As a result, we have made the difficult decision to cancel traditional in-person summer camp programming for Summer 2020.

However, just as our Education staff works diligently each summer to provide an outstanding array of interactive, hands-on offerings that bring campers back summer after summer wanting more, this year our creative team has developed alternative Summer 2020 programming of art-based activities and projects in the form of boxed kits to be enjoyed from the comfort of home.

Designed by Polk Museum educators, Art (Un)Boxed is a self-paced art program with a set of art kits based on the popular art classes for children and families normally held at the Museum during Summer and Spring breaks. Available by subscription or offered à la carte, Art (Un)Boxed kits include easy-to-follow instructions, prompts that foster creative thinking, all necessary art supplies, and special kit-specific video links featuring our favorite Museum instructors.

For an overview of the entire Art (Un)Boxed program and registration information, please click on the link below.

Our entire staff have dedicated themselves to making the Museum a continuing part of your lives over the past few months, discovering and offering new, innovative ways to bring the Polk Museum, its educational mission, and the wondrous world of art home to you.

Thank you for your enduring support of the Museum and its programs. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.


H. Alexander Rich, Ph.D. 
Executive Director & Chief Curator

We can't wait to welcome you back to the Museum — in person — as soon as possible! While we continue to work hard bringing the Museum to you 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. 
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 Partners.


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