July 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Polk Museum of Art
800 E Palmetto St
Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 688-7743

Dr. H. Alexander Rich is a specialist in Modern and Contemporary Art History, with a particular focus on European and American art of the 19th and 20th centuries. Rich will discuss “The Figure in American Art: Florida Southern College’s New Art Museum Collection,” organized by the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, Florida.

The first of many forthcoming exhibitions showcasing the Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College’s latest acquisitions, “The Figure in American Art” offers but a mere introduction to the Museum’s newest permanent collection works. This inaugural exhibition of the alliance between the Polk Museum and Florida Southern highlights one of the principal collecting initiatives fostered by the partnership: to develop a collecting focus that specifically addresses the “figure” as a subject unto its own in American painting, drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.

Space is Limited. Please RSVP.

Photo courtesy of the Harmon-Meek Gallery: Robert Vickrey, Forbidden Fruit (detail), 1995, Egg tempera on masonite, 36×48 inches.