The smells of Satu’li Canteen and the tribal tunes of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park filled the exhibit halls of the Orlando Museum of Art on Aug. 3, when the Walt Disney World Resort brought a little bit of Pandora – The World of Avatar to the museum’s monthly 1st Thursday event.
This special event presented a unique opportunity to highlight how the creation of our theme parks is deeply-rooted in the very same kind of artistic precedent that is showcased by museums. It felt like a natural fit to showcase this concept to the local arts community at the Orlando Museum of Art, a key cultural organization that embodies our same passion and dedication to ceaseless creativity.
As part of this special event, Disney Imagineers and local artists were invited to submit their own nature-inspired artwork for display. The only requirement? The piece had to celebrate the beauty of the natural world.
Each of the pieces on display during this celebration of the local arts community exemplified the same pillars of belief that envelop Walt Disney World Resort guests as they enter Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park—the intrinsic value of nature, transformation through adventure and a personal call to action to appreciate the beauty of the natural world around us.