You’ve heard the phrase “everyone is creative.” Consider tapping into your inner creative by connecting with the art world in Lakeland and beyond. Not only does and art museum membership provide significant financial support for museums to operate on, but they provide benefits to visitors and art-lovers as well.

The Polk Museum of Art holds Member’s Receptions, amongst their vast array of other events and activities available to both the public and Polk Museum of Art members throughout the year.  A Member’s Reception includes a talk by Dr. H. Alexander Rich, the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum, about one of the exhibits on display and then a cash bar follows afterwords.  This is an enjoyable evening out with great dinner options within walking distance of the vicinity as well!  See some photos of the Polk Musem of Art’s last Member’s Reception for 2019.
Curator tours, docent-led tours, free docent training program, adult art classes, children’s art classes, movies as an art form forums with directors, art exhibit viewing and discussions for those with special needs and exceptionalities, and member’s events are just a few of the options available at PoMoa. To see the many events and activities available at the Polk Museum of Art, visit their website at

Benefits for All Members

  • Personal invitations to receptions, special events, and tours
  • Savings on art classes, workshops, and camps for all ages
  • Free ArtLab, After School Art, and one Art Appreciation Class
  • Subscription to the Polk Museum of Art newsletter
  • Reciprocity with more than 50 Smithsonian affiliates. Click here for a full list.
  • Discounts in The Shop at Polk Museum of Art
  • Free admission to Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales, Florida Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg, and Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater all year long, and the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in Tampa (February and July)
  • 50% off tickets to the Florida Aquarium
  • Save up to 75% off Attraction Tickets, Hotels, Performances, and Tours throughout North America through Tickets at Work. For access to this benefit, email Click here for full list.
  • Special savings from local businesses through our Neighborhood Discount Program. Click here for a full list.

“By joining the Polk Museum of Art, you’re doing more than gaining access to all of the great benefits of membership. Being a Member of the Museum means investing in one of the major assets that makes our community a great place in which to live, work and play.   In gratitude for that support, we offer our Members many quality benefits.”

“The Polk Museum of Art at Florida Southern College is a teaching museum that enhances lives through inspirational and engaging art experiences for all.”
“The Polk Museum of Art and Florida Southern College will collaboratively create and sustain one of the nation’s leading academic fine art museums.”