Palace of Living Art

7711 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

Provides a new insight into the world's most famous masterpieces such as Gainsborough's "Blue Boy" and Leonardo da Vinci's "The Last Supper" by allowing visitors to virtually view the models as they must have originally posed. Third dimension is brought to paintings and sculptures. Costuming of wax figures, lighting and set pieces are duplicated from the original works of art with no costs spared to create authenticity. Masterpieces in statuary, such as Michelangelo's "David" and "Pieta" have been duplicated for the Palace of Living Art by European artisans-From Museum's Description

The Palace of Living Art was not so much a separate wax museum as an extension of Movieland, but after over a decade of entertaining guests the palace closed to make way for the short lived "Black Box" Chamber of horrors experience. Many of the figures moved up state to the San Fransisco Wax Museum at Fisherman's Wharf, but the section is much smaller than it was before. Rumor has it that many of the marble statues were so heavy that moving them out of the museum proved too difficult. So they stayed hidden behind many of the new tableaux. Some of the rooms housing the old figures became office space with many of the old decorations still around until Movieland closed in 2005.

History: 1960s-Present

Museum Type: Historical

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