Following a recent article by the Orlando Business Journal, Orlando Museum of Art senior management has confirmed a possible move outside of the downtown area and possibly to Lake Nona.
News of a possible move for the museum is nothing new, as they announced in their “Forward to 100: Reimagining the Orlando Museum of Art in the 21st Century” strategic planning plans to move to a more ideal location in Orlando’s urban core, as they saw Loch Haven Park as too isolated from possible tourists due to lack of transit and overall visibility.
According to a letter issued by Glen Gentele, Director and CEO of Orlando Museum of Art, his leadership team had enlisted Tavistock to identify a new location for the museum and came up short when focusing on Downtown proper. Which led to looking at possible opportunities in Lake Nona.
While it still sounds like nothing is set in stone at this time and that OMA is still sizing up all of their options, Nona is certainly a strong contender as one of their largest investors, Joe Lewis and his family foundation are known arts supporters and advocates and for the community’s proximity to the tourist corridor and the airport.