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Polk Museum of Art

800 East Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
863-688-7743
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Ranked #9 of 24 attractions in Lakeland
Type: Art Museums
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Right next door to the library you can enjoy a our own artist from Polk county, Robert Buttler . Make sure you check this out

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We didn't see the Museum of Art this year 2014, but did visit about 2 years ago. You will want to spend about 2 hours here just walking around and enjoying the art. It is well worth the visit.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Nice art gallery. Had interesting sculptures and art. The highlite was many individual family dwelling and food pictures from around the world. It documented what and how much they ate and the cost as well as their hopes for the future. We are very privileged!

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Naples, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The exhibitions change and so I suppose reactions will change. I found "Material World: A Global Family Portrait" to be a fascinating review of the human condition, was fascinated by the exhibit on the ancient art of the Americas (though I would have liked more context) and was just irritated by a skateboard-focused exhibit. I think that mix of emotions... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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30 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a very nice museum with shows that are regularly changing. The light exhibit is beautiful. It is a local, nice museum worth an afternoon. There are also exhibits that children will like.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is a nice quiet place to spend the afternoon! They have new exhibits often, and display student art from the community. There is a fee but if you bring a student ID you get in for free

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Stuart, Florida
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11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Were we ever lucky??!!?? We happened upon the most wonderful exhibits in this art museum . . . a traveling one from an artist from MA who uses mirrors and colored lights to give the most dramatic and beautiful designs we have ever seen. And upstairs is a marvelous exhibit of photographs of families in many countries with the same... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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17 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Not a large museum and I don't get by here as often as I should. However my daughter sent me a note about the new exhibit so I thought I'd give it a try. Enjoyed an hour wandering both the new and older exhibits. Also met an old acquaintance from work as I was leaving.

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Sun City Center, Florida
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

free on Thursday,Friday,and Saturday. 1st floor exhibit of very clever use of dichroic glass to create colored light on the walls done by artist Stephen Knapp. 2nd floor great exhibit of pictures of families from around the world and the foods they eat. well worth a day outing.

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We skipped most of the museum and spent most of an hour viewing the 2nd floor exhibit on the home life and prized possessions of people of various cultures living all over the world. Allow time to read the captions accompanying each photo. Museum admission was waived the day we visited due to a large donation by a generous benefactor.... More

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