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PMA Takes Part in Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day Live! Sept. 23

The Polk Museum of Art will take part in Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! event on Sept. 23.

The event is designed to emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, D.C.-based facilities, which offer free admission daily.

You could say that every…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on September 6, 2017 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Polk County Summer Programs for All Ages

The Learning Resource Center of Polk County is rolling out its lineup of 2017 summer enrichment programs for kindergarten through high school grade levels.

 

Scroll down to find out about each program and to find the one that best suits you or your student.

Kindergarten-Readiness

Rising and repeating kindergartners can gain the skills necessary for school at LRC’s Camp…

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Added by Rebecca Thompson on May 31, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Get Kindergarten-Ready at Camp READY! This Summer

Learning Resource Center's Camp READY! summer program prepares rising and repeating kindergartners for academic success. Through hands-on, experiential learning centers, students experience learning that is FUN!  With art, music and movement, cooking, and reading readiness centers, Camp READY!…

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Added by Rebecca Thompson on May 30, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

May Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

 

Florida Wild

Through May 28

 

Florida Wild presents a collection of landscape and wildlife photographs by acclaimed conservation photographer and eighth-generation Floridian Carlton Ward. Photo…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on April 27, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Polk Museum of Art Seeks Camp Scholarship Sponsors

The Polk Museum of Art seeks scholarship donations forSummer Art camps in Lakeland andWinter Haven that will run throughout the months of June and…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on April 26, 2017 at 1:06pm — No Comments

January Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

Exhibitions

Recent Acquisitions: Jan. 21- April 23

New artworks added to the Permanent Collection after going through an intense selection process. The executive director, Collections Committee and Board of Trustees approve each artwork to ensure the collection’s continued strength. Additions to the permanent collection typically are donations.

American Impressionism: The Lure of…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on December 16, 2016 at 8:52am — No Comments

December Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS

American Impressionism: The Lure of the Artists’ Colony

Dec. 9 – March 4, 2017

The Reading Public Museum’s collection of works by American Impressionists. The exhibition includes more than 100 works, including more than 80 oil paintings and nearly 30 works on paper dating from the 1880s through the 1940s. The exhibition is arranged according to the artists’ colonies that played a critical role in the development of American Impressionism,…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on November 15, 2016 at 8:49am — No Comments

September Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS

Unforseen Light: A study in reflection

Sept. 3 – Dec. 4, 2016

A showcase of photographer David Woods’s experimentation with High-dynamic-range photography. HDR is a digital technique that captures a more dynamic range of luminosity than other photographic processes.

Lessons from the Shadows…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on August 26, 2016 at 9:56am — No Comments

August Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

A Sum of its Parts

Through Sept. 17, 2016

This year marks the Polk Museum of Art’s 50th anniversary, and this exhibition marks the milestone with a comprehensive chronology of the museum’s permanent collection. This exhibition also chronicles the museum’s evolution alongside its…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on July 31, 2016 at 8:00am — No Comments

July Exhibitions & Events at Polk Museum of Art

If you're looking for something fun to do this summer with the whole family, remember that admission to the Polk Museum of Art is free daily. Following is a run-down of July happenings at the museum.

EXHIBITIONS…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on July 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Registration Opens for Summer Art Camp at the Polk Museum of Art

Parents can keep their children busy painting, drawing and learning other artistic skills this summer with the Polk Museum of Art’s Summer Art Camp and Winter Haven Art Camp.

In honor of the museum’s 50th anniversary, students ages 7-13 will go on an adventure through the evolution of the Polk Museum of…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on April 27, 2016 at 12:21pm — No Comments

March Events at Polk Museum of Art

EXHIBITIONS

Another America: Contemporary Latin American Art from the Permanent Collection

Jan. 30- April 23

Since its inception in 1966, Polk Museum of Art has established a sophisticated permanent collection. From prehistoric Pre-Columbian antiquities to 21st century digital prints, the collection boasts a wide ranging survey of historic periods, artistic styles and cultural trends. Contemporary art is one collecting focus for the museum. The museum’s contemporary art…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on February 29, 2016 at 9:30am — No Comments

This is a Dance Center- It’s Different

What’s the difference between a dance center and a traditional dance studio? Lakeland is learning the difference since Ultimate Dance Center opened this year.

The center mirrors dance/fitness centers that have become popular in New York City and Los Angeles.

With…

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Added by Lorrie Walker on February 8, 2016 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Super Summer Success

We are inviting all elementary-level students, grades K-5, to join us this summer for our Super Summer Success program. June and July are the perfect opportunities for students to brush up on skills and develop new ones before the next school year begins. Super Summer Success offers students a fun…

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Added by Rebecca Thompson on June 15, 2015 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Camp READY! Prepares Kindergartners for Achievement

Do you have a little one who will be entering kindergarten in August 2015? Have you heard of Camp READY!, the exciting tuition-free, school-readiness program for rising and repeating kindergarten students? Your young learner will be equipped with the skills necessary for kindergarten after participating in this summer’s Camp READY! program.…

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Added by Rebecca Thompson on June 11, 2015 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Baby Sign Classes Now Available in Lakeland Florida

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Give your baby the ability to express their wants and needs.  American Sign Language is the vehicle to do that for your child.  Linguists as far back as 1867 have…

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Added by Jackie Bowman on June 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Our Scary Hemangioma Story Has a Happy Ending

First appearance

****This is something I pulled out of memory storage that was saved from our previous PolkMoms website.  I hope some of you can find it useful.   To this day Dr. Habal's procedure is one of the best…

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Added by Shawn Spivey on October 14, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

October 11, 2014: Lakeland Fire Department Open House

A great fun and free event for the entire family.

 Lakeland Fire Department's 2014 Open House event will be in full swing. Come out and join us for tours, live demonstrations, refreshments, interactive learning experiences, and much more! All in the spirit of fun fire safety learning, to recognize Fire Prevention Week. Remember "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Check Yours Every Month!"…

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Added by LFD PIO on October 10, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

7 Apps that Will Ensure the Safety of Your Home and Kids

There's no better time to start protecting the lives of yourself and those around you - especially your children. Too late is, unfortunately, too late. Luckily, now that it's 2014, large amounts of extremely helpful safety apps have been developed that can protect you, your family, and your peace of mind. Below are a few of the most important home security and personal safety apps that are a must-have for everybody.…

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Added by Naomi Wheeler on June 24, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

Double Standards

Former Haines City School Secretary, Convicted of Sex With Minor, Granted Early Release

So jail was too hard so she was let out. If she was a male this subject would be a laughing matter.What makes a female sex offender less important than a male offender? Is it less a crime for a female to exploit a minor than a male? A crime is a crime and jail is jail. You do the crime you pay the time…

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Added by Doug Freeman on May 22, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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