Westfield Broward Debuts Two Pop-Up Museums: Young At Art Museum and Island SPACE Caribbean Museum
Westfield Broward is bringing exciting, interactive art and cultural experiences to its guests and the local community with the debut of two pop-up museums: the Young At Art Museum, opening early December 2020; and Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, opening January 2021.
Young At Art Museum‘s (YAA) mission is to enrich the community through artistic, interactive experiences for all ages, and to inspire creativity and encourage an understanding of the world. Located near LensCrafters at the northwest entrance of Westfield Broward, this will be the new destination where imagination, education and discovery meet in exciting and new ways.
The Young At Art Museum pop-up incorporates a go-at-your-own-pace museum featuring never seen before, state-of-the-art installations, coupled with YAA members’ favorite exhibitions from the past. Visitors will teleport into 13 experimental maximalist exhibitions that can all be documented through a mirror selfie. All exhibitions will feature art projects and educational lessons accompanied with common core standards. The museum encourage visitors to follow social distancing guidelines to maintain a clean and safe space.
Located at the northeast main entrance of Westfield Broward and spanning 5,500 square feet, the Island SPACE (Society for the Promotion of Artistic and Cultural Education) Caribbean Museum pop-up will tell the story of the Caribbean from indigenous people, the colonial period, emancipation, to independence when the islands developed their own cultures.
The Island SPACE Caribbean Museum pop-up will feature sections and displays featuring arts and entertainment such as rumba, reggaeton, calypso, soca, TV, literature, and sports. Additional sections will explore notable expatriates and people of Caribbean heritage such as Vice President-elect Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton, and Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
With a mission to elevate the profile of Caribbean art, history, and culture in every form throughout South Florida and the broader diaspora, Island SPACE Caribbean Museum features a collection of artifacts, iconic paraphernalia, cultural relics and historical data representing South Florida’s Caribbean communities.
“This year, we feel it's more important than ever to provide local artists and organizations with the opportunity to showcase their work,” said Westfield Broward General Manager Angel Cabrera. “With our pop-up museums, we're looking forward to encouraging guests and locals of all ages to enjoy interactive art experiences, as well as learn more about the rich Caribbean culture.”
Westfield is committed to the health and safety of its customers, employees and the community, and is working with local stakeholders, public health officials and retailers to ensure that relevant guidelines are being followed. In addition to increased cleanings of common areas and monitoring and enforcing capacity, social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings; Bureau Veritas, the world’s most respected provider in testing, inspection and certification processes, certified Westfield cleaning processes with its industry-leading hygiene and safety excellence label, SafeGuard™. More information about Westfield Broward’s health and safety practices can be found at www.westfield.com/broward/what-we-are-doing.
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