Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park

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The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden in Winter Park, FL is dedicated to promote the legacy of internationally known Czech-American sculptor, Albin Polasek, and to enrich lives through the power of inspiration conveyed by his STORY, SETTING and ART. It also hosts events like the Winter Park Paint Out and is available for weddings and meeting rentals.
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  • This is a perfect place to have a picnic as there's tons of shade and benches. There are tours every hour or so and it takes less than an hour to see everything. You can also get a map and do your... 
    This is a perfect place to have a picnic as there's tons of shade and benches. There are tours every hour or so and it takes less than an hour to see everything. You can also get a map and do your...  more »
  • We greatly enjoyed the Paint Out at the Polasek Museum. That's a yearly event at the end of April. If you can be there for that, go. We went back for the fundraiser in the evening because it was... 
    We greatly enjoyed the Paint Out at the Polasek Museum. That's a yearly event at the end of April. If you can be there for that, go. We went back for the fundraiser in the evening because it was...  more »
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  • A must see yet easy to miss place in Winter Park. A 10 minute gentle walk (if you are European, as Americans don't walk in the heat) from the main street, it is a very interesting small museum and lush art garden, with the works of Czech American artist Albin Polasek, a talented sculptor and painter. Little known outside the US, his works are very interesting. Many, the largest ones, are still visible in Chicago. Many other, smaller ones, are spread in the lush gardens of his villa. The themes of his work often revolve around Christian figures and European mythology, and sometimes a mix of the two, for instance with his admirable Sower. His fantastic masterpiece, which epitomizes his (very American) worldview, is visible in the front garden: "man carving his own Destiny". This piece is all the more admirable since it was carved after he got paralized on one side after a stroke. Our guide Marty was really great, with a in depth knowledge of Polasek, his life and work. Don’t miss it!
  • The story and history behind Albin Polasek is amazing. He was an extremely talented artist in sculptures of wood metal clay and more. Albin could also paint. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The grounds are beautiful and they back up to the winter park chain of lakes. They also have a venue for weddings and events. I would say you can spend about 1.5 hours here. There are promos you can find for added value to your visit.

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