The Orlando Museum of Art has officially entered Web3. On January 27th, the museum in Central Florida will host the opening reception for a non-fungible token art collection called “Twentysomethings: Works and NFTs from the Fabio Sandoval Collection.” Fabio Sandoval is a 25-year-old Florida NFT art collector who made the bold choice of collecting NFTs since their inception.
According to the description of the collection on the Orlando Museum of Art’s website, “Twentysomethings” will feature works from emerging NFT artists, with their digital artworks on display. In addition, the exhibition will share pieces from more standard mediums such as oil on canvas and spray paint on steel.
The museum is hailing the exhibition as the first of its kind in Central Florida. Part of the museum’s mission is to expose audiences to new ideas within the realm of art, of which NFTs certainly would count itself as a member. “Twentysomethings” will run from the 27th of January until the 7th of May.
For those interested in viewing the exhibition, the museum is open from Tuesday to Friday between 10 am and 4 pm and on the weekends between 12 pm and 4 pm. Currently, the specific artworks in the exhibition are unknown and Fabio Sandoval is a figure who remains shrouded in mystery.
Museums Bet Big on NFT Exhibitions
While some may consider museums old and staid, some of these bearers of culture are getting hip with the times by including NFT collections as part of their exhibitions or launching their own sets. Here are three stories involving NFTs and museums from 2022.
First, two months ago, Yuga Labs donated CryptoPunk #305 to the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami. The move is part of a larger push to put CryptoPunks in museums around the world. And for Yuga Labs, the donation will also support its hometown: The founders of the company are based in Miami.
Next, five months ago, the Museum of the City of New York filed Web3 several patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The goal? To prepare to offer non-fungible tokens, crypto collectibles, and crypto application tokens to its audience. In filing the patents, it became the latest museum to enter Web3.
Lastly, eight months ago, Dubai’s Museum of the Future launched its own NFT collection. Called “The Most Beautiful NFTs in the Metaverse,” the collection is part of the museum’s plans to be a pioneer in the crypto-technology space. To do so, it is working on a range of virtual assets and products to sell.
The Orlando Museum of Art’s new NFT exhibition will likely intrigue audiences and lend credence to the notion that NFTs are a new medium for art. Here at Rarity Sniper, we’ll keep our ears to the ground for further developments in the story.