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Polk Museum of Art

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mcdc163dlo wrote a review Feb 2020
Odessa, Florida5 contributions3 helpful votes
Went because it was free and we wanted to do something in town. The first floor was ok. The second floor wasn’t really interested in what was displayed.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Magali Ginoux wrote a review Jan 2020
Charleston, South Carolina64 contributions8 helpful votes
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Not terribly large, a bit disappointed by the content. I was expecting more. The upstairs was not at all interesting to me, but they brag on the fact that they are modern... Free as it is part of the Washington Smithonian museums.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Paul H wrote a review Oct 2019
Cowling, United Kingdom603 contributions339 helpful votes
I had hoped to be able to see the American Impressionists, but for some unexplained reason the area was not open. That didn't leave a lot to be seen... there's an area devoted to primitive ceramics from central and south America. There was an excellent exhibition of works by young local school kids. There were a handful of Pierre Henri Matisse canvases and upstairs there' s an additional small exhibition area and weirdly a Montessori school. Oh and outside there's a sculpture garden resembling a maximum security prison exercise area. My overriding impression of this museum was of amateurish good intentions. There were staff everywhere... what on earth did they all do? Anyway, it was worth a visit as culture in Florida is as rare as hen's teeth, however, there is a neat little on site shop. Again, somewhat amateurishly managed since many items do not have visible price tags. Apparently this is because it 'makes the displays look messy'. So, if you find something you like, you'll need to ask someone to get a price for you. I did find some interesting objet and managed to negotiate my pathway through the 'how much is this and that' obstacle course and spent close to $200 on some very tasty goodies. All-in-all a fascinating experience that I wont be repeating before phoning to check that what they state on their website regarding exhibits is actually correct.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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OliveBranch wrote a review Oct 2019
5 contributions1 helpful vote
The exhibits change often. It's fun to visit especially on rainy days. The Polk Museum brightens my outlook on "human nature".
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Date of experience: October 2019
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circularsolution wrote a review Oct 2019
Lakeland, Florida46 contributions7 helpful votes
There are no bad words to say about this wonderful place in our small town. A great adventure awaits in this museum. Good for adults and children alike.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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