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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 collecting interests. Currently, the museum’s permanent collection includes approximately 2,400 art objects ranging from prehistoric artifacts to 21st century digital prints.

Unmanned: Women Artists from the Permanent Collection
Through Aug. 27

As a complement to “Rebels with a Cause,” this exhibition of 15 works includes paintings, photography and mixed media. Artists include Miriam Schapiro, Alice Neel and Barbara Morgan.

Monkey Business: Ruben Ubiera at Polk Museum of Art Through 2016 For the first time in its 50-year history, the Polk Museum of Art partnered with accomplished Florida artist Ruben Ubiera to produce “Monkey Business,” an on-site, large-scale interior mural. Ubiera designed and created a unique mural measuring 16’ x 24’ onto one of the Museum’s most prominent walls. Ubiera has adopted the gorilla as an iconic power animal for the current state of street art. “Monkey Business” depicts that gorilla finally at home in a respected art museum. As an homage to the community that made this project possible, Ubiera uses Polk County-related imagery to form the gorilla’s body.


VSA Exhibition Aug. 27 – Oct. 2 This exhibition highlights work from Very Special Arts of Polk County, a program for gifted students and students with emotional, physical or cognitive challenges who are enrolled in Polk County Schools. The artworks selected for the exhibition represent a variety of media and techniques. Reception: Aug. 27, 11 a.m.


Creative Yoga Friday, Aug. 19, noon Cost: $5 members; $10 nonmembers

Mindful Leadership Friday, Aug. 26, noon


Beginning to Intermediate Photography

Saturdays, through Aug. 13 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Gregory Mills Fee: $150 members; $175 nonmembers

Intermediate to Advanced Photography

Saturdays, through Aug. 13 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Rick Runion Fee: $145 members; $180 nonmembers

Painting with Pastels

Saturdays, through Aug. 13 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Julie Terhaar

Fee: $145 members; $180 nonmembers

Drawing Out of the Box- Charcoal/Graphite

Saturdays, through Aug. 13 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Instructor: Glenda Santiago Fee: $145 members; $180 nonmembers

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