What’s the Story? Art in Search of a Narrative

Nov 10, 2020 — Jan 17, 2021

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College hosts What’s the Story?: Art in Search of a Narrative, October 10, 2020 – January 17, 2021.

What’s the Story?: Art in Search of a Narrative Exhibition

Have you ever wondered about what is going on in a painting? What that daydreaming figure is thinking about? What story the artist is trying to tell? In this original Polk Museum of Art exhibition, visitors will be invited to use their own imaginations to look beyond the canvas, asked to envision the unwritten – and unpainted – stories in works of art with open-ended narratives. Featuring more than thirty works from the Museum’s permanent collection, this show places each viewer into the essential role of narrator, providing creative answers to the questions the art itself poses but can never reveal.

About Polk Museum of Art

Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, is a private, not-for-profit academic fine art museum dedicated to promoting inspirational and engaging arts experiences for all. It 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 Alliance of Museums serving the 666,000 residents of Polk County.

Polk Museum of Arts is closed each Monday.

Admission is free year-round, thanks to the Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundation, Share Foundation, and Southern Homes Amy & Ed Laderer. The Museum is fully accessible.


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