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Polk Museum of Art

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Address: 800 East Palmetto St., Lakeland, FL 33801
Phone Number: 863-688-7743
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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Well curated small art museum

If you appreciate art, make sure to go to this art museum if you are in Lakeland. We really enjoyed the variety of artwork and the beautiful space to view it. It's convenient from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
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Guangzhou, China
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Guangzhou, China
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

If you appreciate art, make sure to go to this art museum if you are in Lakeland. We really enjoyed the variety of artwork and the beautiful space to view it. It's convenient from downtown and just adjacent to the lovely public library. Even an hour or so is enough to see most, if not all, of the works on... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

I have been visiting this museum since it was housed in an old supermarket building. It is the place where I discovered Ansel Adams' photos, Rauschenberg's collage paintings and Calder's mobiles. As for size it's small considering the size of some of the exhibits they manage to install. Summer art programs for children are a plus too. I am proud... More 

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Dade CIty
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I had been wanting to visit this museum for a few years and we finally set aside an afternoon to do it. An hour or two is all you need and it is well worth your time. Hard to believe that it is also free! The variety of exhibits was very nice, pre-Colombian artifacts, paintings, a moon art exhibit along... More 

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Thank radalady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It is a small good museum in the downtown, may not have greatest of collections but still since it is free it is worth going.

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Thank Purnesh S
Kissimmee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

They have rotating exhibits throughout the year geared to different age levels. We took our grandsons to a skateboard art exhibit. It was fascinating. They have a wonderful museum store as well.

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Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

It was looking like it was about to rain today while we fed the swans and we hightailed it to the library to chill and hang out. We saw a sign that the museum was free and took advantage of the facility while it poured outside. It was a delightful little find with art from South America, a very cool... More 

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Lakeland, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love the Polk Museum of Art, and now thanks to the generosity of its patrons, it is now free. Hopefully more people will take advantage of it. They rotate shows every few months; this time it was African American art with a number of them dealing with civil rights. Many of the paintings were done before or in the... More 

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2 Thank BobbyBaum
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This museum is smaller than some I have been to but does offer a fair amount to look at. I have brought my children here and they have enjoyed seeing the different elements of art. The best part about it now is that it is FREE!

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Lakeland, Florida
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

There are different exhibits at different times, but they don;t really seem to be utilizing this space to it's full potential. They could easily triple or quadruple what is displayed here. Still, worth checking out if you are here on one of the many free admission days. Nice little gift shop.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

First, Friday is FREE DAY. This small museum should be noted mostly for its pre-Columbian artifacts, which are displayed right off the lobby. Very impressive. The museum also has two large galleries that display rotating works of artists. The small upstairs houses a couple hallways with displays off of the museum offices.

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