Spirits: Ritual and Ceremonial Art

Oct 26, 2019 - Jan 26, 2020
All Day

Spirits: Ritual and Ceremonial African and Oceanic Art from the Dr. Alan and Linda Rich Collection will be on display at Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College from October 26 - January 26.

Over the course of four decades, Dr. Alan and Linda Rich have displayed a passion for helping others, traveling the world and bringing medical care to those in need. With his profession as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon and hers as an occupational therapist trained to help Alan in clinics and in surgeries, the Riches worked together to transform the lives of many in need of critical eye care. While working in clinics in Papua New Guinea and throughout Africa, the Riches also immersed themselves in the diverse artistic cultures of the countries they visited.  Along the way, they acquired a collection of ritual and ceremonial objects that fill their home today.

In this Polk Museum of Art original exhibition, these artifacts, most of which speak to the close spiritual communion between humans and animals, will be displayed publicly for the first time.

Polk Museum of Art: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Monday.

Make time to tour nearby Florida Southern College, home to the largest one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture in the world. Begin your tour at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center