Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens is located in Winter Park, Florida. It was the former home and studio of Czech-born sculptor and painter, Albin Polasek. The museum celebrates Polasek's life and work—comprising over 200 of his sculptures—as well as sculptures of other American artists. The museum offers guided tours of the house and the three-acre sculpture garden. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.
Backstory and Context
He moved to Winter Park that same year and established his home there. Over the years Albin expanded the house and continued to work despite a stroke that left him in a wheelchair in 1950. He decided to establish the Albin Polasek Foundation in 1961 and opened his house to visitors.