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Polk Museum of Art

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Address: 800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
Phone Number: 863-688-7743
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Mix of Art and Culture

The Polk Museum of Art offers a great collection of art exhibits, as well as exhibits that document American culture. The staff is very friendly and the building is well kept. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2016
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Lakeland, Florida
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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Polk Museum of Art offers a great collection of art exhibits, as well as exhibits that document American culture. The staff is very friendly and the building is well kept. I thoroughly enjoyed walking through this beautiful museum.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I love coming here, as a local I love to see the local art that they have on display. It may be small but there is plenty here for everyone to see.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Always finding new and local work here! It's great that it's free to go and they also support our local art teachers A LOT!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Came here with the family for an art festival and it was fantastic. This is definitely not just a one note kind of museum. There were many different styles of art and kept our little guys interested.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I was in town from Phoenix, AZ for my college reunion, so I came by on a Sunday. Free admission, they accept donations, staff were very cordial and the art on display was for me, very interesting. Worth you time for sure.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

We are never disappointed when visting. Provocative, interesting art work. Large galleries, outdoor sculpture garden, free parking.

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Pelham Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

It took us about an hour or so to your the two story museum. Loved the Marylin Monroe gold displays and what people eat in other countries comparison display. Intresting and worth walking through and reading in its entirety. Did not care for the others as to me it was just rubish art my 7 year old nice can do.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

This is a lovely small art museum. Although they always have specific exhibits our favorite part of our visit is the art of the local students. There is always an outstanding exhibit of student art. Also their museum shop is the best, bar none.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016

When we visited the Polk Museum, the main shows in the gallery were not especially interesting to us, so this meant we were not inclined to stay very long. This is not a criticism of the Polk Museum; it just happened that what they were showing was either of little interest to us, or we had seen better showings on... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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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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