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Polk Museum of Art

800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
+1 863-688-7743
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A very nice collection. Various styles with changing exhibits. On the day we were there they had an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tom1378
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Cape Carteret, North Carolina
day of ART

it's a nice art museum to visit here in Lakeland.. The exhibits change so more than one visit is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
saver1
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Lakeland, 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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800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice collection. Various styles with changing exhibits. On the day we were there they had an exhibition of Renoir. Be sure to go to the second floor to see the exhibit of peoples of the world.

Thank Tom1378
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

it's a nice art museum to visit here in Lakeland.. The exhibits change so more than one visit is nice...local restaurants to visit to top off your day

Thank saver1
Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you are looking for an outing for the whole family then PMOA is the place to go. Admission is free thanks to a generous benefactor. There is a student gallery that showcases the artwork K-12 of the students of Polk County schools. In the...More

Thank markandbev1982
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Don’t miss the Polk Museum of art and their incredible ongoing and ever changing children/student exhibit. With input from Polk County Public Schools this venue is a joy for all. Other claims to fame are part of the mueum’s draw, but second to none the...More

Thank WardPorter
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I would say that 2 1/2 hours is enough time here. There are traveling chi it's which is very good. They have a room dedicated to children K thru 2nd grade. I could have never produced art this good at that age. The museum is...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We are very proud of the Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland and visit frequently. The changing exhibits are varied and the Museum Store has many unique items. Classes are offered for all ages in different mediums. A special space in our hometown.

Thank bunmum7
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were looking for something to do with my college students. Heard about this museum through word of mouth. Lovely little museum. 2 of the exhibits were being redone, so there was really only the outside sculpture garden, 2 galleries and a photopgrapy exhibit. Would...More

Thank mtt1220
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
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