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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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10:00 - 16:00
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The studio and garden are worthy of a visit for their tranquility and beauty. Chicago area residents should be aware that he worked at the Art Institute of Chicago which owns five of his pieces (four busts currently on display) and that two of his sculptures can be seen in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago. I did not award... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great museum and Sculpture grounds. Interesting 50 minute tour that takes place on the hour. 12 minute video giving you the background of the artist. His house is nice and the grounds spectacular. One hour is enough for a visit. Groupon gives you 1/2 off admission. Ample parking, nice staff. Erin was our tour guide and was SOOOO knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Well designed garden with sculptures all around overlooking the lake. Serenity and beauty everywhere.

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