Al Oerter's dream waning?


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Al Oerter's dream waning?

Postby jeremyp » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:22 am

Ft. Myers councilman wants to move Al Oerter's "Art of the Olympians" away from it's choice location. It's an "Art" Museum not a "$$$" museum.

http://www.news-press.com/article/20130 ... useum-site
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Re: Al Oerter's dream waning?

Postby Rye Catcher » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:43 am

Simple. Money talks and talk walks.
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Re: Al Oerter's dream waning?

Postby jeremyp » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:33 am

I visited the museum on Saturday (for the first time) and I was the only visitor. Stayed 20 minutes, no-one else came. I can see why the city wants the space as it's located on the river and has a drop dead view; perfect for a restaurant. The place is an anachronism inside an anachronistic city.
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Re: Al Oerter's dream waning?

Postby jeremyp » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:02 am

The Al Oerter inspired Art Of the Olympians museum has closed, and Bob Beamon, exec director has resigned. I could see this coming. They should move it to Geneva. Ft. Myers Florida was where Oerter died, but not exactly a hub of activity….for much of anything.
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Re: Al Oerter's dream waning?

Postby DrJay » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:37 am

Colorado Springs is looking to build an Olympic museum (among a few other projects, like a new downtown stadium for its AAA baseball team.) That might be a cool place for the art.
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Re: Al Oerter's dream waning?

Postby kuha » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:30 am

DrJay wrote:Colorado Springs is looking to build an Olympic museum (among a few other projects, like a new downtown stadium for its AAA baseball team.) That might be a cool place for the art.


I'd recommend that they develop a partnership with the museum in Lausanne, in terms of trading "stuff," shows, etc. I doubt the two audiences will overlap much!
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