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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 available.

 

Translated Forms

Through June 10

 

This exhibition features the artwork of St. Petersburg artist Rachel Stewart. Stewart is inspired by the markings of nature, the results of changing formations caused by the nuances of time and seasons. Photo available.

 

Roberto Estopiñán

Through Aug. 27

Born in Cuba in 1921, sculptor, draftsman, and printmaker Roberto Estopiñán is a celebrated artist and considered a pioneer of modern sculpture in Latin American art. His work featured haunting faces and strained forms filled with despair in the 1960s, conveying his pre-occupation with, and compassion for, those who have experienced injustice. These artworks in many ways run counter to his later works that focus more on beauty and the exploration of form.

 

 

 

Monkey Business: Ruben Ubiera at Polk Museum of Art

Ending

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.

Photos available.

 

 

STUDENT EXHIBITIONS

Transcendence: Polk County High School Exhibition

Through May 21

 

Artwork by students grades 9-12 from Polk County School District high schools.

 

Art Out Loud: Artwork by Middle School Students

May 27-Aug. 27

Awards ceremony: Saturday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m.

 

An exhibition highlighting the artwork of Polk County School District middle school students.

 

EVENTS

Creative Yoga with Karen Seggerman

Sunday, May 7, 3-4 p.m.

Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members

 

MIDFLORIDA Mayfaire by-the-Lake

Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

 

Mayfaire Saturday Night

Saturday, May 13, 5-11 p.m.

Cost: Free 

Creative Yoga with Michelle Pugh

Friday, May 19, noon-1 p.m.

Cost: $5 members; $10 non-members

Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts in Central Florida. The Museum is one of the Top 10 art museums in the State of Florida, an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and the only art museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the 561,000 residents of Polk County. Museum hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1 – 5 p.m. Sundays; and closed Mondays and major holidays. Admission is free for everyone year-round, thanks to the following organizations and individuals: Tuesdays, thanks to Southeastern University; Wednesdays, thanks to a Friend of the Community; Thursdays, thanks to our partnership with the Chao Foundation; Fridays; Saturdays, thanks to MIDFLORIDA; and Sundays, thanks to Southern Homes. The Museum is fully accessible.

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