Polasek Museum

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633 Osceola Ave, Orlando, FL, USA
www.polasek.org - (407) 647-6294

Polasek Museum Orlando Reviews

lulusartshack lulusart…
50 reviews
Oct 04, 2007
While most people don't go to Orlando for the culture, The Polasek Museum is great for a little bit of local history and art. Housed in the house and studio of Czech artist Albin Polasek, has a collection spanning the artist's lifetime, mostly spiritual or religious in nature. In the tiny air-conditioned and moisture controlled shed by the garden are housed 14 colored pencil preliminary sketches for bas-relief sculptures of passion of Christ. My favorite part of the museum is the sculpture garden in the back of the house; serene and eternally green thanks to the moist Loch Haven lakefront and the hot Florida weather. The museum also hosts local artists and seasonal exhibits.

Admission (including tour)-

Adults: $5

Seniors: $4

Students: $3
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peterbarkley peterbar…
30 reviews
May 05, 2006
I know that most people come to Orlando for one thing: Mickey. Orlando has a burgeoning cultural scene, though, and many people miss out on it. The Polasek museum is dedicated to Albin Polasek, a Czeck sculptor who immigrated to the United States and retired to Winter Park, FL. The museum is part of his old residence, and the guided tour will take you into his home. Much of his sculpture is religious in nature, as Polasek was a devoted Catholic. The museum houses his models of the "Victorious Christ," a crucifix commission for St. Cecilia's cathedral in Omaha, NE. The museum also has gardens which contain several more pieces, and overlook a beautiful lake.
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nonna says:
It's great to hear about the non-Mickey parts of Orlando. I live fairly close to here and never heard of this museum before. Thanks for telling us about it.
Posted on: Nov 19, 2006

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