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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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Interesting house...lovely sculpture garden

The house is quite small but the interior is packed with eclectic pieces. The guide we had was quite good and provided information about many of them. The garden is set on a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The house is quite small but the interior is packed with eclectic pieces. The guide we had was quite good and provided information about many of them. The garden is set on a beautiful lake with numerous sculptures throughout. Some of the pieces are large and grab your attention. Others are small and nestled among the flowers and shrubs of... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The gardens were exceptional, only would have preferred that plants and trees were labeled. Many unusual varieties of begonias and bromeliads as well as decorative blooming trees!

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Apopka, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a true gem in the Orlando area, off Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park. The tour of Mr. Polasek's home included a video about his life, and the tour guide was most informative as we toured the home and the chapel. The sculptures in the garden are magnificent, and the gardens in which they are placed are just lovely.... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The house is small. The gallary is larger, but only houses a single exhibit at a time. The grounds are interesting but small

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Albin Polasek Museum and sculptural gardens are peaceful, educational and fascinating. Polasek's sculptures are fantastic. You can idlely peruse the grounds lingering as long as you like. The museum is housed in the actual home of the artist. That in itself is interesting. You become submerged into Polasek's familiar lifestyle. It makes his art history come to life. Please... More 

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Canvey, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

we love the beautiful gardens that are so lovingly looked after, with such excellent pieces of art scattered around. We love this place so much we have chosen to have our wedding here in the grounds. This is such a great and friendly museum it has to be on your visit list

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The Polasek museum is a worth while gem in Winter Park, FL. The museum highlights the life and art of Albin Polasek whom I was not aware of. His sculpture is spread throughout the gallery and gardens. The gallery also was large enough to show other artist. The gardens are beautiful and the staff and docent were very nice. The... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Based on a description in the AAA guidebook we chose to visit this museum in the lovely, upscale community of Winter Park. Our visit began with a beautiful temporary exhibit of hand done etchings of FL birds by John Costin. We proceded to the gardens which border the lake. It's a lovely setting for sculptures, but I have to admit... More 

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Woodstock, ON
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Polasek museum and sculpture gardens possess a trove of the works of Czech born "Albin Polasek, a prominent 20th century painter and sculpture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Polasek's home where he created most of his works is tucked away near Rollins College overlooking a small lake and the well maintained gardens feature many of his... More 

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Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were, unfortunately, sadly disappointed in this museum. First, the house was closed on the day we visited for repairs to something. Since it was the gardens we wanted to see anyway, we didn't mind too much. The sculptures were beautiful and nicely done, but the gardens were not what we expected. It was basically a large back yard that... More 

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