Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens -Official website

633 Osceola Avenue ,Winter Park, FL 32789. Phone: 407-647-6294

  • Tues-Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 1pm – 4pm
    Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3

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Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens– Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum & 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 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 Florida Artists Hall of Fame inductee 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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Albin Polasek (1879 – 1965) is her­alded as one of America’s fore­most sculp­tors of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury. Cel­e­brated in his own life­time, Polasek cre­ated fig­u­ra­tive works of sound com­po­si­tion based upon the true struc­ture of nature. His goal was to show the essen­tial unity of head or fig­ure and the beauty of “move­ment,” the flow of one mass into another.

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He felt that move­ment made the dif­fer­ence between a work exud­ing life and some­thing inan­i­mate. Polasek’s abil­ity to cap­ture the spirit of his sub­ject pro­vided inspi­ra­tion to suc­ces­sors such as Rich­mond Barthe, Sylvia Shaw Jud­son and Ruth Sherwood.

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