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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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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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Amazing Artist and Human Being

We found this museum by accident and almost missed it. So glad we didn't. The sculpture gardens are beautiful and you can picnic there on the edge of the lake. Polasek was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JackandDottie
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Jacksonville, Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this museum by accident and almost missed it. So glad we didn't. The sculpture gardens are beautiful and you can picnic there on the edge of the lake. Polasek was a Czech sculptor, but so much more. A humanitarian and artist, his works are shown all over the world. The docent-led tour was exceptional. Be sure to take... More 

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Rockledge, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a day that was rainy so we will go back to do the outside part another day but the inside part is so very interesting and fun to cruise around in, we didn't mind missing some of it. There was construction going on so we had to go into the back to enter the museum. Hopefully that... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A house, gallery, sculpture garden and beautiful views. Picnic there as well. So many amazing pieces inside and out and docents who are fully knowledgable of Polasek's life and works. It's a don't miss!!

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Thank JacknQueenie
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rachel (the museum curator), was very knowledgeable about this gifted sculptor and artist. Albin Polasek was an interesting character. However, I really wanted to see more of the building. The grounds are interesting, and the new Capen house should also be open for the tour as well. This facility is not open many hours each week, so you will have... More 

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Thank Edward Z
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visit started with a excellent exhibition of modern artists in the welcome area. We then did a tour of the Albin Polasek house and sculpture gardens. Such fabulous sculptures in varied media. He is so well known by academics but not by us! Do go. You will love it. The docents bring his work alive. His life as an... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this great little musuem right after our Chain of Lakes boat tour. The tour guide recommended and we were not disppointed. Very nice to go out and explore off the beaten path. This musuem is a former house on the chain of lakes and was owned by the famous artist Albin Polasek. The grounds are very well done,... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small art museum and sculpture garden with a gorgeous lakefront setting. There is a special room for the bride to get dressed and the building will accommodate a reception as well. Or just go for a leisurely stroll around the grounds to see the sculptures.

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Thank molundin
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Not only is this a museum displaying Mr. Polacek's work but it's so his home and studio. The sculpture garden outside is beautiful by the water. Make sure you get a guided tour because they share his story which I found to be very inspiring!

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Thank ChristywithaY
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Showplace for the art work of Albin Polasek, along with visiting artists. The newly renovated historic Capen House is also open to the public. Art works are displayed along a beautiful lake.

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Thank Sarahjay192
Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

Polanski was a sculptor active in the 30s-40s.the museum is located in his home and garden, set on a lake. We had never heard of the artist before the visit but enjoyed our visit. The tour and garden visit took about an hour. The brief tour added to the experience. Signage outside detailed nice exterior projects scheduled for 2016. Enjoy!

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