La Francophonie Day Celebration – Polk Museum of Art

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To honor the French language and culture during the internationally recognized La Francophonie month of March, the Polk Museum of Art is hosting a free-of-charge La Francophonie Celebration on Saturday, March 23, from 12-4 pm. This French-focused education program sanctioned by the Organisation international de la Francophonie in Paris coincides with the closing of the Museum’s three-month long Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist exhibition.


12:00 pm Florida Southern College Woodwind Quintet Performance

12:15 pm Opening Ceremony & Proclamation Presentation to French Dignitaries

12:40 pm Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Curator Tour

1:40 pm Polk State College Pearl of Nation Haitian Creole Dance & Poetry Performance

2:10 pm Florida Southern Symphony Orchestra Performance

2:30 pm Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Curator Tour

2:40 pm Polk State College French Literary & Poetry Performance

3:10 pm Florida Southern Voice/Opera Program & Music Department Performances

3:30 pm Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist Curator Tour

3:40 pm Florida Dance Theatre Performance

Ongoing Hands-on Art Activities for All Ages and Abilities
Participants will create an observational pastel painting of a 3-D
Eiffel Tower or a 2-D landscape image of France, Canada, Haiti, Belgium, or Switzerland
French Cuisine/Beverages available to purchase outdoors

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