633 Osceola Avenue ,Winter Park, FL 32789. Phone: 407-647-6294
- Tues-Sat 10am – 4pm, Sun 1pm – 4pm
Adults $5, Seniors $4, Students $3
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.
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.
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.