What To Do In Florida: Visit the Art Of The Olympians Museum

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Viewing paintings (credit: The Art Of The Olympians)

Viewing paintings (credit: The Art Of The Olympians)

Florida Vacation Guide: Add Art Of The Olympians Museum to your “to do in Florida” list

The late Al Oerter won four gold medals in as many consecutive Olympic Games even though he was never favored to win. Oerter beat the odds and overcame adversity by working hard to be at his very best – to achieve excellence. He made it his own personal mission to encourage other individuals to strive for excellence in all avenues of life (sport, art and education) and discover passions of their own.

The Art Of The Olympians Museum has developed from Oerter’s vision into an educational center and international outreach initiative made up of more than 70 Olympian Artists.

See this special Florida museum for yourself

Olympians are capable of more than the physical games they strive to perfect, some of them can produce some very beautiful art. If you’re wondering what to see in Florida while you’re on vacation in Fort Myers, see what some of these athletes do in their free time by visiting the Art Of The Olympians Museum.

Enjoy views of the Caloosahachtee River from the first floor gallery. Look at displays of memorabilia from various Olympians. See the sculpture, paintings and other abstract art created by Olympic athletes from around the world.

AOTO goes to London

The Art of the Olympians Museum and Gallery will travel to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London this month. There it will be presenting a free public exhibition from July 25 through August 13. The exhibition will be at University College London in the Main Watkins Building on Gower Street and it will feature memorabilia and artwork by Olympians.

Visit

The museum is located at 1300 Hendry Street Fort Myers FL 33901 and it operates Tuesday – Saturday from 10am – 4pm.

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