Lakeland

United States



Address:
800 East Palmetto Street
FL
33801-5529
Phone: 863-688-7743
Fax: 863-688-2611
Website: www.polkmuseumofart.org

Polk Museum Of Art

Discover one of Florida's top ten art museums! With our diverse exhibition schedule, dynamic event calendar, and comprehensive educational programming, you will find we are truly MORE THAN AN ART MUSEUM!


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Permanent Collection

While the Museum's core collection is focused on American Art since 1900, its holdings also include African, Asian, Pre-Columbian, European Decorative, and Folk Art. Pieces from the Permanent Collection can be found on display in our rotating exhibitions.


Exhibitions

Digital Art in the Post-Digital Age: Works from Florida Faculty
May 24 - September 7, 2008
Dorothy Jenkins Gallery

Karsh, Leonard, and Bagert: A Photographic Legacy
May 24 - September 7, 2008
Emily S. Macey Gallery

All That Glitters is English Silver
June 7 - August 24, 2008
Perkins Gallery

Volvo Mayfaire by-the-Lake Purchase Awards: 25 Years of Collecting
May 10 - August 17, 2008
Ledger and Murray Galleries

Ancient Art of the Americas
Permanent Exhibition
David and Lucia Taxdal Pre-Columbian Gallery


Forthcoming exhibitions

Frederic Remington Makes Tracks...
September 13 - November 9, 2008
Dorothy Jenkins & Emily S. Macey Galleries

Wilder Life: Selections from the Permanent Collection
August 30 - November 18, 2008
Perkins Gallery

Radcliffe Bailey
November 15, 2008 - March 8, 2009
Dorothy Jenkins Gallery

Miroslav Antic
November 15, 2008 - March 8, 2009
Emily S. Macey Gallery

Patterns from the Permanent Collection
December 6, 2008 - February 25, 2009
Perkins Gallery

Self-Taught Art from the Permanent Collection
March 7 - May 31, 2009
Perkins Gallery

Gregory Barsamian
March 14 - June 7, 2009
Dorothy Jenkins and Emily S. Macey Galleries


Cost

Members: FREE
General Admission: $5.00
Seniors (age 62+): $4.00
Student Admission (K-12, and college/vocational with valid ID): FREE
Children age 5 and younger are admitted FREE.
*Some events or exhibitions may have a different admission fee.


Opening hours

Galleries and Museum Store:
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm
The Museum is closed to the public on Mondays and major holidays.

Summer Hours (June 15 - August 31):
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Closed Sundays, Mondays and major holidays.


Getting there

Traveling East on I-4 (from Tampa).
Take Exit 28 off of I-4 eastbound (Memorial Boulevard). Continue to Massachusetts Avenue. Turn right (Stay in the left lane). Massachusetts Avenue ends at Lake Morton. Make a left and follow Lake Morton to East Palmetto Street. Turn Left. The Museum is located behind the Public Library, with a parking lot between the two buildings.

Traveling West on I-4 (from Orlando)
Take Exit 33, which is State Route 33. Turn Left (south). State Route 33 becomes Lakeland Hills Blvd. In Lakeland and will take you past Joker Marchant Stadium and the hospital. Once you Cross State Route 92, Lakeland Hills Blvd. becomes Massachusetts Avenue. (Stay in the left lane.) Massachusetts Avenue ends at Lake Morton.Make a left and follow Lake Morton to East Palmetto Street. Turn Left. The Museum is located behind the Public Library, with a parking lot between the two buildings.

Traveling East or West on State Route 60
Head north on State Route 37 from S.R. 60. State Route 37 becomes Florida Avenue in Lakeland. As you enter the center of town, look for Walnut Street. Turn Right. Walnut Street ends at Lake Morton. Make a right and follow Lake Morton to East Palmetto Street. Turn Right. The Museum is located behind the Public Library, with a parking lot between the two buildings.

Traveling North on State Route 37
State Route 37 becomes Florida Avenue in Lakeland. As you enter the center of town, look for Walnut Street. Turn Right. Walnut Street ends at Lake Morton. Make a right and follow Lake Morton to East Palmetto Street. Turn Right. The Museum is located behind the Public Library, with a parking lot between the two buildings.

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Facilities

The Museum is fully accessible.


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Education

The Polk Museum of Art Education Department presents a variety of special programs and events to meet the interests of the diverse members of our community. Year-round art classes, Film Series, Lectures, Outreach Programs, and adult public programs are only a few of the many ways that we attempt to fulfill our commitment to bringing our community quality arts programming.

To contact the Education Department, please call (863) 688-5423, or (863) 688-7743 Extension 230.


Membership

Join the museum TODAY! Enjoy free admission; invitations to opening receptions; generous discounts in the Museum Store; and enroll in classes at a discount!
Museum memberships are available at a variety of levels, starting at $40 for an Individual Membership and $60 for a Famil/Household Membership. Higher level members receive even more benefits. Call 863-688-7743 ext. 249 for more information.


Sponsorship

Sponsorships are available for exhibitions, events and education programs. Sponsors receive recognition on print materials and on gallery walls during the exhibition or event. Higher level sponsors receive more recognition and benefits. If you or your business would like more information about supporting Polk Museum of Art, please call 863-688-7743 ext. 223.


Venue hire

Our marble floors and oak columns provide the perfect backdrop for your special event! Catering and audio/visual equipment are available. For more information, call 863-688-7743 ext. 249.