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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Address: 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4429
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+1 407-647-6294
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Sun 13:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an...

Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture, with over 200 works by Czech-born American sculptor Albin Polasek. The museum also offers guided tours of the historic Polasek residence and chapel, an outdoor sculpture garden and a gift shop. The museum is the retirement home of 2004 Artists Hall of Fame recipient Albin Polasek, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of only 30 members of the National Trust’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios.

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Just by luck went to the Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden as they were wrapping up a week of Winter Park Paint Out event. The works were displayed throughout the museum, with... read more

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Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just by luck went to the Polasek Museum and Sculpture Garden as they were wrapping up a week of Winter Park Paint Out event. The works were displayed throughout the museum, with the artists there to discuss their work. What a treat! Then...out to the garden to see the sculptures. A delightful mix of subject matter, the sculptures all wonderful.... More 

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The Villages, United States
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The guide was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the artist and his life. Beautiful setting. Lovely views. Winter Park is a lovely community and the shops and restaurants are great too. Makes a great day trip Signage to find the museum could be a bit better

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Be sure to see the Polasek Home and notice his amazing hand carved nativity! Lovely grounds and on a pretty Florida day a great spot for shutterbugs.

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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We recently visited the museum and gardens and had a wonderful, knowledgeable docent to guide us through Polasek house/studio, The extent of the collection is vast and with the commentary really gives a visitor an understanding of this artist and his life. There is also a temporary exhibit by a Haitian artist, Frantz Zéphirin that is amazing and beautiful.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

This is a small museum, offering a tour of the house, but we did not take advantage of that, due to time limitations. The current exhibit, by Haitian Mystic Frantz Zephirin is fascinating. This exhibit ends April 16, 2017. The gardens, with numerous sculptures, are lovely, overlooking Lake Osceola. The admission price is very reasonable.

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new york, ny
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

this studio/home/garden evokes the spirit of an inspiring life. albin polasek came to this country as an anonymous immigrant and became a celebrated sculptor. a stroke paralyzing him on one side did not stop him from continuing along this path.

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

The museum was the home and workshop of Czech artist and sculptor Albin Polasek. The admission price is very modest and a guided tour is available at no additional cost. The guide is extremely knowledgeable and personable and the 45 minute tour was interesting and informative. After the house tour you are free to stroll through the sculpture gardens on... More 

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Strasburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

A cliche, sure, except the immensely multi-talented artistic genius Albin Polasek lived it out. Literally too much to tell here. Just visit. You'll never forget it.

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Lutz, Florida
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

View sculpture in natural settings fit for work like the Resurrected Christ and young boy knocking on the door. It sets you up to ponder the infinite as you gaze at the lake and back to the work. Indoors you'll find his earlier work and traveling exhibits to challenge your thinking.

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Oviedo, Florida
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

the property is absolutely beautiful and full of things to look at. Very nicely done. IF on a hot day, make sure you bring water as it can be quite hot.

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