Community Causes - October

OCTOBER 2011 - Polk Museum of Art

Polk Museum of Art is the only museum accredited by the American Association of Museums serving the people Polk County. Each year, more than 70,000 visitors come to see the works of internationally renowned artists; more than 6,000 children experience the Museum through the school tours program; and people can interact directly with working artists through seminars, classes, workshops, lectures and receptions. The Museum also hosts a number of events every year including Family Day in September, Red White & The Blues in October, Kwanzaa Celebration in December, and The Gala -- a black-tie benefit event -- in February. Beyond the Museum’s walls, community arts events including Mayfaire by-the-Lake on Lake Morton, the Lakeland Outdoor Sculpture Invitational on the Lemon Street Promenade, and the Florida Outdoor Sculpture Competition in downtown Winter Haven, promote the mission of the organization to the public. These off-site events and activities expand museum audiences by an additional 75,000 people each year.


Vision Statement

Polk Museum of Art will be a leading innovator among Florida’s visual arts museums.


Mission Statement

As an arts leader in Florida, Polk Museum of Art educates and inspires the community through creative and diverse exhibitions and the acquisition and care of a permanent collection; cultural alliances and compelling events and programs.


Curatorial Purpose Statement

To develop an atmosphere within the Museum of appreciation, excitement and curiosity for the arts resulting in community engagement through looking, listening and doing.



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