february, 2022

202212feb(feb 12)12:00 am22may(may 22)11:59 pmPolk Museum Of Art | 02/12/22 - 05/22/22 | WOODSBY FAMILY COLLECTION | Art Of the Highwaymen | Winter Haven

Time

February 12 (Saturday) 12:00 am - May 22 (Sunday) 11:59 pm

Location

Polk Museum Of Art

800 E Palmetto St Lakeland FL 33801

Organizer

Polk Museum Of Art1 863-688-7743 800 E Palmetto St Lakeland FL 33801

Event Details

Art Exhibition | 02/12/22 – 05/22/22
WOODSBY FAMILY COLLECTION | Art Of the Highwaymen
Winter Haven

Polk Museum Of Art
800 E Palmetto St Lakeland FL 33801
1 863-688-7743

Starting in the 1950s a period when America was still in the throes of segregation the Highwaymen defied all odds. A prodigious group of twenty-six African-American painters who plied their trade painting Florida’s landscapes the Highwaymen discovered success in simplicity finding a niche to call their own producing more than 200000 works and achieving incredible widespread popularity in the process. This large-scale academic exhibition drawn entirely from the Woodsby family’s private collection revisits the Highwaymen examining their legacy and key place in art history studying the complete story of their rise and seeking answers for their unexpected mass appeal. Finally Florida art that was once deemed lowbrow and rejected from museums and galleries but celebrated widely by eager consumers receives its moment in the sun right here in Lakeland.

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