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:
Does the Museum allow photography?
Photography is allowed in many galleries. Please look for the signs at the entrance to each gallery or ask our Visitor Services staff where photography is prohibited.
What type of art does the Museum exhibit?
The Museum has a diverse collection of more than 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, Andy Warhol and many others.
Click the links below to view our exhibitions:
How often do the exhibitions change?
Exhibitions in the main galleries typically change every few months.
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 more than 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 display, 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?
Is the Polk Museum of Art a government institution?
No, the Museum is a private 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization and operates due to the generosity of many donors and partners. We rely on your donations to support our exhibitions, events and programs. To make a donation, please click below.
Where can I see the Museum's IRS Form 990 or audit information?
The Museum’s IRS Form 990 is available for viewing below and at guidestar.org (just search for 'Polk Museum of Art' and log in). You can also download our FY 2016 financial audit below. Polk Museum of Art is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a federal EIN of 59-1226011 that relies upon the generosity of the community for its support. Contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.