Exhibition: A Sum of its Parts
Jul 9, 2016
- Sep 17, 2016
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
This year marks Polk Museum of Art’s 50th anniversary!
When founded in 1966, the Polk Public Museum, as it was called, owned a broadly diverse permanent collection that included everything from petrified dinosaur teeth to homemade dolls. The vision for the permanent collection shifted in the early 1980s when the museum revised its mission to become exclusively an art museum.
As it became Polk Museum of Art, its collecting focus accordingly narrowed to only include works of fine art. Currently, the museum’s permanent collection includes approximately 2,700 art objects ranging from prehistoric artifacts to 21st century digital prints.
A Sum of Its Parts will be a comprehensive chronology of the collection that will also chronicle the museum’s evolution alongside its collecting interests.
Polk Museum of Art is open Tuesday - Saturday.