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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
407-647-6294
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Ranked #3 of 21 attractions in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Canvey, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

What beautiful place , the works are excellent. Strolling round the garden with the lake at the end was just so relaxing The staff are so warm and friendly

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Oveido
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

My wife and I being from Orlando like to explore nearby. We decided to go to the Polasek Museum which we have driven by for many years. This is an amazing museum and sculpture garden added to the wonderful views. Polasek held some of the most famous Orthodox wooden art salvaged and restored. He dedicated his life to art and... More

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orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This wonderful small museum is an oasis! Polasek's home is simple but filled with his remarkable work. His personal story is inspiring, the gardens lovely and the staff warm and welcoming.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wonderful museum and gardens. What a very talented individual, able to work in multiple mediums. I was not familiar with this artist prior to my visit. That gardens were in their winter state when I visited, but still very peace and lovely.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We had never heard of Albin Polasek until visiting Winter Park--we learned alot touring his home, studio, chapel and garden. He was a Czech who came to the US in 1901 abd eventually studied at the PA Academy of Fine Arts, a well know art school in Philadelphia. For 30 years he was head of the sculpture department of the... More

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Lake Worth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Take a brake from the theme parks and reward yourself with this delightful retreat. Nicely laid out with very unique artifacts. Lovely garden with the works of a very remarkable person. Take the docent tour and talk to better understand the life and creativity of Mr. Polasek. If you have the opportunity - do NOT miss this treasure.

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Florida City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Just off Fairbanks Ave. near the Rollins College campus this formerly private home has an amazing collection of Russian Icons that were rescued, restored and preserved for posterity. The grounds are a beautiful sculpture garden featuring the works of Polasek with Lake Osceola as a background.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We loved the sculptures in the outside garden area. Also the plants in the garden are beautiful. You can bring your lunch and sit outside and enjoy the beauty. It is on a lake, so that view is another plus. The cost was $4 (senior) and included the inside museum (currently extremely interesting Russian icons) the garden, the house (which... More

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Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

If time permits, this is a pleasant activity near the Rollins College campus. The sculpture garden behind the house is on the water in a pretty setting. There is a guided tour and there was an exhibit of Russian icons. This was a chance to learn about this relatively unknown American artist of Czech descent.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Albin Polasek was not a artist I knew anything about until I moved to Winter Park. If you are visiting, do yourself a favor and take an hour to visit this museum. The Sculpture Garden is beautiful and such a peaceful place to walk and enjoy the grand sculptures.

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