Westfield Broward will bring interactive art and an unparalleled cultural experience to the local community with the debut of two pop-up museums: the Young At Art Museum, now open to the public; and Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, set to open in January of 2021.
Young At Art Museum seeks 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 exclusive state-of-the-art installations, coupled with museum members’ favorite exhibitions from the past. Visitors will “teleport” into 13 experimental maximalist exhibitions that can all be documented through a mirror selfie. Each exhibition will feature art projects and educational lessons that meet common core standards.
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’s indigenous people, the colonial period, emancipation, and independence.
With a mission to showcase 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.
The Island SPACE Caribbean Museum pop-up will feature cultural sections and art displays featuring rumba, reggaeton, calypso, soca, excerpts from TV and literature, and sports. Additional sections will explore notable expatriates and people of Caribbean heritage like Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, founding father Alexander Hamilton, and Shirley Chisholm, the first Black woman elected to Congress.
“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.”