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Polk Museum of Art

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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.

The Museum governed by a volunteer 36-member Board of Trustees. The volunteer Board of Governors assists with long range planning and resource development.

As an arts leader in Florida, Polk Museum of Art educates and inspires the community through creative and diverse exhibitions and collections, cultural alliances, and compelling events and programs.

Polk Museum of Art will be a leading innovator among Florida's visual arts museums.

The Junior Welfare League founded the all-volunteer Imperial Youth Museum in 1966. In 1968, the first professional director was employed; and in 1969, the Museum was renamed Polk Public Museum to reflect the broadened emphasis on art, history and science.

In 1970, the Board of Trustees purchased a vacant supermarket building from Florida Southern College, which doubled exhibition and classroom space. In addition, the Museum established a strong art education program, working closely with the School Board. In 1983, the American Association of Museums accredited the Museum and planning began for the first building campaign. As part of that endeavor, the name "Polk Museum of Art" was adopted, reflecting the commitment to countywide outreach. The current facility was formally dedicated in September 1988 and opened debt-free.

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Hours of Operation:
Tue10:00 AM5:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM5:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM5:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sat10:00 AM5:00 PM
Sun1:00 PM5:00 PM
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