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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
407-647-6294
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens holds an art collection focusing primarily on American representational sculpture,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Redmond, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

his is a rather small museum that once was the artist's home and garden. There are a number of the statues outside in the garden next to the lake. Some are quite large and of a religious theme such as the Christ on the cross. a great place to visit on a hot summer day.

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Ocala, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Staff was very friendly - Wonderful works and garden. Did not know of Albin Polasek before trip. Turns out he was from Prague and had seen his work there. Small world!

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Orlando, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Albin Polasek was a prolific artist. The staff are experts at the history and timeline of the artist. Make sure you note the hours of operation when you plan your visit.

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

the house is fun to tour and the gardens are a delight in cool weather. statues and sculptures around every corner.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Artist home and studio turned into museum. Good presentation of artist, his artistic concept, and many of his works. Beautiful sculpture garden display his large works. Had a temporary exhibit of puppets that was good.

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The gardens are so lovingly cared for and really complement and even enhance the sculptures. Note the careful yet subtle placement of the Madonna and Child across the path yet still symbolically at the foot of the cross. The lakeside location of this peaceful, contemplative place is absolutely perfect for an hour or two of prayer (start with the stunning... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

A few Muppets (from the TV programme), a nice garden backing into a lovely lake and several religious bronze sculptures. $5 each. Don't bother to stop here.

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FORT SMITH, AR
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

After all the great reviews, we looked forward to this attraction. Maybe we had visited too many fabulous gardens lately, but this one looked tired, boring and not very well tended. Everyone was very friendly, but frankly, I wouldn't waste my time on this one.

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Lovely small museum and former artist home of beautiful sculptures by Czech born sculptor Albin Polasek. The setting on lovely lake Oceola is magical and strolling amidst the sculpture and flower garden is a joy. Inside, the former artists home has the original sculptures as well as some paintings. The works are moving especially "mother crying over the world" crafted... More

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Delray Beach, FL
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101 reviews 101 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Polasek Museum is a hidden jewel. Clustered among private residence, it has 50 sculptures and innumerable other works of art in a manicured three acre island of serenity. We visited it during a display of outstanding plein air paintings done by local artists at various, near-by locations. That, by itself, made the visit worthwhile, but the museum was a... More

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