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Explore the inspired world of internationally acclaimed Czech sculptor Albin Polasek. Tour his home, galleries and sculpture gardens located in the heart of Winter Park on Lake Osceola.
633 Osceola Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
May 09, 2023 - August 20, 2023
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Garden is to host a retrospective exhibition of the artwork of sculptor George Nock (American, 1946-2020). The artist, a former NFL running back, celebrated the excellence inherent in natural forms and the accomplishments of exceptional figures in their respective pursuits. The spirit of music and movement resonant in Nock’s sculpted and painted depictions of musicians, dancers, athletes, warriors, and animals. Nock’s career was tragically cut short by his diagnosis with the COVID-19 virus, passing in 2020.
The exhibition will feature figural bronze sculpture, paintings, and drawings, including the clay formed maquettes for the recently unveiled sculpture for Orlando’s Lorna Doone Park: Barrier Breakers (2020). Commissioned by the Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation, the Barrier Breakers monument honors the players involved in the first interracial little league baseball game played in the south.
Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit the George & Mary Nock Foundation and the hosting museum.
Category(s): Art History Exhibit
April 23, 2023 - April 29, 2023
Twenty-four professionally-acclaimed plein air artists will paint at the Polasek Museum and at other locations throughout Winter Park and Orlando. Art lovers are invited to watch the artists at work and attend free painting demonstrations. Works will be on display as soon as they are completed and dropped off at the museum’s wet room. ALL artwork created during the week will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds going to support the Museum. Stop by to see and purchase works produced during this year’s Winter Park Paint Out!
Category(s): Art Garden Historic Home House Park Talk/Lecture Reception Class/Workshop Exhibit
December 13, 2022 - April 16, 2023 10:00 AM
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is pleased to announce our newest exhibition, All that Glitters: The Society of Gilders, an installation in partnership with The Society of Gilders, an international and professional association devoted to the art and craft of gilding. This exhibition will run December 13, 2022, to April 16, 2023.
Gilding or “gilt,” is a decorative technique for applying fine gold leaf or powder to solid surfaces such as wood, stone, or metal to give a thin coating of gold. Precious objects, art, and architectural elements have been gilded by ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Egyptian cultures for centuries. This knowledge further transitioned through influential European art periods and can be seen in innumerable master works of art. The Polasek Museum is delighted to partner with The Society of Gilders for this glorious look at this historic medium. This exhibition aims to reflect The Society of Gilders’ mission, “to preserve traditional gilding skills and techniques and to promote the highest standards in the practice of gilding.” Artists have not only been encouraged to submit finished pieces, but also works in progress.
This exhibition is supported by United Arts of Central Florida and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
Category(s): Art Exhibit