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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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Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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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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Visit for the beauty and/or the Chicago connection

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Evanston, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Apopka, Florida
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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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Longwood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

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 November 21, 2016 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 November 18, 2016

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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