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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Address: 633 Osceola Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4429
Phone Number: +1 407-647-6294
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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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A Beautiful Near WInter Day in Florida for a Walk in the Gardens and Viwing the Museum

A group of us went to the museum on Black Friday and it was a wonderful way to avoid the crowds. This museum is set in the home of sculpture Albert Polasek, the galleries inside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Longwood, Florida
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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A group of us went to the museum on Black Friday and it was a wonderful way to avoid the crowds. This museum is set in the home of sculpture Albert Polasek, the galleries inside are small and have changing exhibits. There is also a small gift shop with some nice souvenirs of the place as well as water for... More 

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Trinity, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully maintained property with an interesting sculpture collection. Many of Polasek's works are in the lovely outside garden, but time your visit so you can join a tour of the house, including what was once his studio. We were a bit early for the 1:30 tour, but there were enough people they graciously took us ahead of schedule. Tour guide... More 

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Polasek Museum is a pleasant place within walking distance from downtown Winter Park. Albin Polasek clearly was captivated by the human form and this is the only minor negative I would mention, i.e., to my eye there wasn't much variation on that theme. Regarding the paintings in the museum section, I'm not particularly interested in modern art, so the... More 

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Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Winter Park offers wonderful art. This museum as well as Charles Morris Hosmer are gems worth your time. Polasek worked in many different mediums. Enjoy! (PS..We had an evening flight so these two museums were a great way to spend our last day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Wow a hidden treasure!! I think we have driven by this a hundred times and never gave it a second thought. So today we decided to go. We got there 10 minutes before the narrated tour so went into the art gallery where they are exhibiting Malaise cutouts. Then the tour began Petra kept our attention throughout as she was... More 

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is the former home and garden of Albin Polasek directly on the lake. He was a prolific and genius sculptor. The docent led house tour provided good info and insight on the artist. The gardens had lots of his work in a beautiful setting. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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Maitland, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

The gardens are beautiful. Polasek's sculptures are all over Winter Park and they are a joy to behold. The Museum has so much to see and learn about. It is so historical.

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Mount Dora, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

The Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden, is a historic site in Winter Park, FL., seated on three acres located next to Lake Osceola. Polasek, is heralded as one of America best sculptor of the 20th century. The gardens are meticulous well maintained with Polasek's sculptures all around. Presently, the museum is exhibiting the art work of Pierre Henri Matisse, the... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This is a small museum with a wonderful outdoor sculpture garden. It's actually quite a gem of a find. They were setting up for an event and apparently you can rent the space for parties/weddings and it would really make a lovely location for that!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a great little place to visit near Park Ave in Winter Park. The outdoor Sculpture Garden and property is so beautiful and serene. Great place to visit if you love plants and botanical gardens. Not a very big place, but really worth the visit.

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