Frequently Asked Questions


How much does it cost to visit the Polk Museum of Art?

Admission is free every day thanks to our strategic partners, Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao Foundations, MIDFLORIDA, Share Foundation and Southeastern University.

Does the Museum allow photography?

Photography is allowed in many galleries of the Museum. Please look for the signs at the entrance to each gallery indicating where photography is prohibited.

What type of art does the Museum exhibit?

The Museum has a diverse collection of over 2,500 objects. We focus on collecting and exhibiting contemporary art, Asian art, Pre-Columbian art, African art and decorative art. Some of our exhibitions are from our collection but many are from local, nationally and internationally known artists such as Pablo Picasso, Albert Paley, Miriam Schapiro, Donald Sultan, James Rosenquist and many others. To view our past exhibitions, please click HERE. To preview our upcoming exhibitions, please click HERE. To see the artists in our collection, please click HERE

Our galleries change exhibits every few months, so there is something new to see with each visit.

How often do the exhibitions change?

The main galleries typically change every 2 or 3 months. To see the upcoming exhibitions, click HERE.

How can I display my work at the Museum?

Please visit our Exhibition Development page for more information on exhibiting your work at the Polk Museum of Art.

I came to see this particular artwork and don't see it on display. Why not?

The Museum has over 2,500 objects in our collection and at any given time only has space to show a very small percentage of those objects. We regularly rotate the art on exhibit, but it can still take years between viewings of some objects. All the more reason to visit the Museum often!

Does the Museum have a shop?

Yes. The Shop at Polk Museum of Art has many unique items, and is located to the right as you enter the Museum.

What is the difference between Classes and Workshops?

Classes are recurring, usually every week for 6 weeks. Workshops are one-time events.

Is the Polk Museum of Art a government institution?

No, the Museum is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization and operates mainly off donations. We rely on your donations to support our exhibitions, events and programs. To make a donation,  please click HERE.

Where can I see the Museum's IRS Form 990 or audit information?

The Museum’s IRS Form 990 is available for viewing HERE and at guidestar.org (just search for 'Polk Museum of Art' and log in). You can also download our FY 2015 financial audit HERE. Polk Museum of Art is a private, 501(c)(3) organization that relies upon the generosity of the community for its support. Contributions are tax deductible.