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Polk Museum of Art

800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
+1 863-688-7743
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Wonderful local art museum

We went to the museum during a two day visit to Lakeland and enjoyed it immensely. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Bob C
Winter Springs, Florida
An enjoyable afternoon outing

First time to this Museum. The art was very interesting and enjoyable. Loved the room where young... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Winter Springs, Florida
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Polk Museum of Art With a diverse exhibition schedule, dynamic event calendar, and comprehensive educational programming, you will find Polk Museum of Art is truly more than an art museum. Don’t let the Polk Museum of Art’s free price tag fool you. Named as one of the Top 10 art museums in Florida and an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, this Central Florida museum features an extensive permanent collection of contemporary and modern art, as well as an impressive array of Pre-Columbian, Asian, European and American Decorative Arts. Come back each time you visit Central Florida. Around 20 exhibitions rotate throughout its nine galleries each year, and it remains home to rare 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints, as well as ceramic plates made by Pablo Picasso that still bear his masterful tomato-sauce stains. There is even an outdoor garden, which showcases permanent sculptures.
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
+1 863-688-7743
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

We went to the museum during a two day visit to Lakeland and enjoyed it immensely. There are multiple areas devoted to differing themes or subjects. The Rembrandt area had excellent paintings while also being very informative on Rembrandt and his history. The area I...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 1 August 2017

First time to this Museum. The art was very interesting and enjoyable. Loved the room where young local artist's work was displayed. The second floor art/photos brought out so much emotion. It was a great way to spend a Friday afternoon.

Thank aklcone
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Don't miss Polk Museum of Art. The downstairs exhibits change consistently… If you had a week where it's not your favorite-head upstairs to the end, exhibit. Every age needs to see this one. I bought the coffee table back it was so fascinating. The giftshop...More

Thank Betty M. M
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This little museum in Lakeland is a hidden gem. Well organized, and absolutely free, it exhibits an often surprising combination of local and classical art. They even have a patio with a few pieces and a small store. Attendants are polite to a fault, and...More

Thank Milos_Hrma
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This small art museum is free to visit, and the art work on display was wonderful! The staff was friendly, and several offered to take a family photo for us with our camera for a keepsake (which was very thoughtful and appreciated). Lakeland is a...More

Thank DeeLovingLife
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Always a pleasant visit. Great works of art , great discussions , children activities, nice open spaces to view the art. Visiting art and displays rotate often. Worth a visit for yourself. Also shares the parking lot with the Lakeland Library. Win, win.

1  Thank Carltonowen
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We travel a lot and always take in a museum or two. The Polk is one of our favorites. The exhibit selection is wonderful and very nicely displayed.

Thank Smoke_Eater3
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Free enterance or give a donation. Cute to spend about an hour or two depending if you like to see art. They have a small gift shop as well.

Thank Jeanmarie E
Reviewed 14 February 2017

There are so many things going on at the museum: gallery art, lectures, etc. Lots to do and see and we are so fortunate to have the museum in Lakeland

Thank FLtraveler1626
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Free entry with some good exhibitions. Well worth a visit. Staff very helpful. Check out photo exhibition on top floor and outside sculptures. Also great to see local school work exhibited.

1  Thank Wardy728
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