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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Address: 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone Number: 407-647-6294
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Description: 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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Beautiful setting on Lake Osceola

The Polasek is a beautifully landscaped property and sculpture garden. I visited in April on a sunny beautiful morning. There was a free artist demonstration in progress under a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Polasek is a beautifully landscaped property and sculpture garden. I visited in April on a sunny beautiful morning. There was a free artist demonstration in progress under a nice shady tent. This is a place to go to enjoy beauty and peace. I consider it one of the true treasures in Winter Park, FL.

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This museum has a fantastic sculpture garden. The house is filled with his sculptures as well. Well worth a visit if you appreciate art.

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Alban was so very talented. In the yard the gigantic statue of the Sower Is the same as the one on top of a Capitol building. His statue of man carving his own destiny is the same as the one in Brookgreen gardens South Carolina. Love the peace of this place on the lake .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

I'm happy to have spent a couple of hours here while visiting Winterpark, FL. The day before on a Scenic Boat tour my guide pointed out the museum which peaked my interest. I had not known of Mr Polasek. He has a facinating history of artwork and character. It's rare to come across an artist of great talent who was... More 

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Melbourne, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Wonderful sculptures by Polasek can be viewed throughout the gardens, which are gorgeous. Very peaceful. The docent was a wonderful storyteller and she made the tour of the home very enjoyable.

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Polasek is a small but interesting museum in a terrific old house. The story of Alban Polasek and his work will interest any art lover.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit! We have driven by this beautiful place hundreds of times in our almost 20 years of living here but never stopped to tour this jewel. It is located on one of the busiest streets in Winter Park. We had an opportunity to visit today with a moderate sized group. We were amazed at the talent... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The museum has different artist's work on display in the inside two rooms. We saw an artist that painted Florida birds and they were very nice. The gardens outside are rather small and do have sculptures that Albin Polasek created. We did not stay for the included tour of his house which included more of his work. Also, they are... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

If you enjoy finding things off the beaten path to do and appreciate art, then you will enjoy this museum and gardens facility. On Tuesday when we visited, we were able to join up with a tour and were not disappointed in the knowledge of the guide or the interesting pieces throughout Polasek's home. Everything is well marked and informative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was Albin Polasek's house. The Czeck-American artist and sculptor made the home an art showcase and the grounds are a sculpture garden second to none. The guide we had on the house tour was educated and informative. You get unlimited time to look around and the sculptures in the garden are an eclectic collection you will not see elsewhere.... More 

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Additional Information about Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Address: Address: 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Phone Number: 407-647-6294
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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