Albin Polasek House and Studio

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The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
Albin Polasek House and Studio is located in Florida
Albin Polasek House and Studio
Location Winter Park, Florida
Coordinates 28°35′47″N 81°20′39″W / 28.59639°N 81.34417°W / 28.59639; -81.34417Coordinates: 28°35′47″N 81°20′39″W / 28.59639°N 81.34417°W / 28.59639; -81.34417
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 99000767[1]
Added to NRHP May 2, 2000

The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens or The Polasek, is a historic site in Winter Park, Florida, United States. It is located at 633 Osceola Avenue on three acres overlooking beautiful Lake Osceola. On May 2, 2000, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The museum includes Albin Polasek's former retirement home, studio, galleries, and chapel, as well as surrounding gardens containing figurative sculpture and mythological pieces. The permanent collection of approximately 200 pieces includes sculpture by Polasek and his first wife, Ruth Sherwood, as well as antiquities from Polasek's collection. The galleries feature changing exhibitions of local artists for viewing and for sale. Special areas to visit in the garden include the butterfly garden, two water gardens, the cycad collection along the museum’s front drive and the many individual container gardens found throughout the property.

Each April the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens hosts the Winter Park Paint Out, during which artists paint en plein air, French for "in the open air," throughout the streets of Winter Park. The artists will have seven days to publicly create their works, which are offered for sale as a fundraiser for the museum.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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