If you love our current HANDS-ON sculpture exhibition then you don’t want to miss experiencing Inclusion Day! Switch up how you normally experience art and the world around you in this activity-filled day. In celebration of all of our individual uniqueness and in conjunction with our current exhibit, “Sight Unseen: Touchable Sculpture,” the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens announces its first ever Inclusion Day. The Polasek historic home, gallery, sculpture gardens will be FREE admission for this special open-house event. Join us for a memorable Sunday afternoon exploring what’s on trend in contemporary sculpture, and learn about modern approaches to art and disabilities. We believe art is for everyone, so bring the whole family and sit down in the beautiful gardens and enjoy complimentary, therapeutic art activities. All skill levels, ages, and disabilities welcome! VSA, the State Organization on Arts and Disabilities, will be showcasing their student’s work all day, in addition to the interactive sculpture on display in the Polasek Gallery. Come see the sculpture created by these brilliant VSA students, and see how their creations were inspired. A special presentation by VSA guest speaker will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Historic Capen House. Participate in hands-on art projects in the garden with museum curator, Rachel Frisby where you use the braille alphabet to create art to take home. At 2:00 p.m. members of The Greater Orlando Council for the Blind will lead a walkthrough sculpture tour and expose both sighted and non-sighted visitors alike to a new way of experiencing art. Try using a cane and feel the world of texture around you in this blindfolded, eye-opening experience you’ll want to try! Talk and describe what you’re “seeing” with your hands. Bring a camera and your friends and family for this special open-house celebrating our senses. Be inspired, individualize your art, and be YOU!
Limited onsite parking availed: $5.00
About the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens: The Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, located at 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789, is open Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Admission fees are charged as follows: adults (18-59) $5; seniors (60+) $4; students (age 12 through college) $3; with members and children age 12 and under free. For more information, call 407-647-6294 or visit the website at www.polasek.org.
Founded in 1961, the Albin Polasek Museum and 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 also 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 recipient 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.