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Polk Museum of Art

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Provocative great mix for free!

I had low expectations. It's free! The Chagall (Chagall!) spilled us into Romaine Brooks' and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
CatinRzeszow
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Rzeszow, Poland
Outstanding Art Museum

The Polk Museum offers the community and out of town visitors (like us) the opportunity to view... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MitchPhyllis65
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Morristown, New Jersey
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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...more
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800 E Palmetto St, Lakeland, FL 33801-5529
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I had low expectations. It's free! The Chagall (Chagall!) spilled us into Romaine Brooks' and another Paris. While these were temporary they show the taste and caliber of what could be there when you visit. two that appear permanent are also stellar. ancient art of...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Polk Museum offers the community and out of town visitors (like us) the opportunity to view marvelous exhibits of work by exceptional artists. My wife and I recently visited the museum and were very impressed with the exhibits of Marc Chagall’s etchings & lithographs,...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

A small museum, that’s free to see. Very interesting exhibits and a great rainy day activity. Check out the library while your there too.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018

A very nice museum for a town the size of Lakeland, especially as it is free. I was visiting there for a few days, and happened to walk by, so I stopped in. I very much enjoyed the Lorrie Goulet carvings and the Von Wagner...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We returned after 6 years and its still a great museum with some very nice exhibits. This time it was Goya/Picasso works having to do with bull fighting. Upstairs is "Hungry Planet and Material World", a fascinating photo exhibit of families around the world with...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

We were using this for afternoon outing and/or rain day visit. This museum was great. Quality art work. They had a great exhibit on the lower floor of Spanish artists. I have never seen so many Goya sketches in one place. They had a few...More

Thank Elizabeth F
Diana12smith, Membership and Marketing Manager at Polk Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your review! We have a book in The Shop on Hungry Planet/ Material World as well. Come back!

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Hard to beat free admission and yet there is no skimping on what they offer in art to view. I love buying art supplies from them as they carry items I can’t find anywhere else. Everyone is so nice! They keep adding more services and...More

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Diana12smith, Membership and Marketing Manager at Polk Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you so much for your response!

Reviewed 15 March 2018

When visiting Frank Lloyd Wright collection of 18 college buildings in Florida Southern College we discovered this hidden gem. There were five worthwhile shows of Renoir’s lithographs, local students’ art work, Hudson River School paintings and a special show of family photos from Mali to...More

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Diana12smith, Membership and Marketing Manager at Polk Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your response!

Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Polk Museum of Art relies primarily on traveling art exhibits. You won't find a Picasso or Monet . . . well not ususally, but the changing art every few months makes every visit a treat. And it's always free. The museum is now associated...More

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Diana12smith, Membership and Marketing Manager at Polk Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for your response!

Reviewed 9 January 2018

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.

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Diana12smith, Manager at Polk Museum of Art, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you for the review! We're so glad you enjoyed visitng. Come back often.

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