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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Address: 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4429
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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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Art as life and life a art

A cliche, sure, except the immensely multi-talented artistic genius Albin Polasek lived it out. Literally too much to tell here. Just visit. You'll never forget it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Strasburg, Virginia
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Strasburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A cliche, sure, except the immensely multi-talented artistic genius Albin Polasek lived it out. Literally too much to tell here. Just visit. You'll never forget it.

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Lutz, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

View sculpture in natural settings fit for work like the Resurrected Christ and young boy knocking on the door. It sets you up to ponder the infinite as you gaze at the lake and back to the work. Indoors you'll find his earlier work and traveling exhibits to challenge your thinking.

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Oviedo, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the property is absolutely beautiful and full of things to look at. Very nicely done. IF on a hot day, make sure you bring water as it can be quite hot.

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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

The studio and garden are worthy of a visit for their tranquility and beauty. Chicago area residents should be aware that he worked at the Art Institute of Chicago which owns five of his pieces (four busts currently on display) and that two of his sculptures can be seen in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago. I did not award... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Great museum and Sculpture grounds. Interesting 50 minute tour that takes place on the hour. 12 minute video giving you the background of the artist. His house is nice and the grounds spectacular. One hour is enough for a visit. Groupon gives you 1/2 off admission. Ample parking, nice staff. Erin was our tour guide and was SOOOO knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Well designed garden with sculptures all around overlooking the lake. Serenity and beauty everywhere.

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Orlando, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

The Polasek is a small museum on the Winter Park lakeside, clustered among the decadent homes of the area. There are some nice sculptures inside and a rotating gallery, but the back garden area is really nice. There you can get excellent views of the lake meander around some statues, and even bring lunch if you want. Locals should definitely... More 

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Rockledge, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

The last time we visited here, it began to rain so we didn't get the see the gardens. So glad we came back because it is awesome! There are winding paths around the property with all kinds of sculpture and plants and a dock to stand on. There is also a "greeter" cat who loves people! He tagged along for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

We used Groups for tickets. It would be worth the original price. What a great story of Aldine Polasek the sculpture. Petra our guide knew everything. I highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Stopped in to take a tour but the museum's exhibit was changing and only the main house and gardens were available. There was a volunteer docent who was most helpful. He explained about the artist and some of his sculptures. I have been on the tour before and will return when the new exhibit is ready. This was a very... More 

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