Activate your imagination in our wonderfilled museum. With excitement around every corner, you’ll embark on a journey to a world of magic and creativity. Our 55,000 square-foot facility will inspire, educate and entertain the artist in everyone.

An Illuminating Exhibition about the Wonder of Light

Nov 3, 2018 - April 28, 2019 | Knight Gallery

Explore a new, illuminated world where light, color and sound come together to immerse you in a multisensory, otherworldly experience. Find your way through a colorful, translucent maze, create your own light pattern in a towering grid of glowing sculptures and lay beneath a kinetic mobile of hundreds of luminous floating shapes! Then, get hands-on in the Fabrication Lab and create your own light experiments while learning about the properties of color and light.

LightScapes will serve as the debut of three new and recontextualized light sculptures by Miami-based multidimensional artist Haiiileen whose work has been featured in music festivals, exhibitions and fashion shows in Miami and beyond.

Presented by: FPL Solar Now
Mural Museum
Feb 9 - May 18, 2019 | A 3 Month Museum-Wide Event

YAA is excited to present a larger than life exhibition featuring new murals by David Anasagasti, Francesco Lo Castro, Christopher Ian Macfarlane, MILAGROS collective, Gustavo Oviedo, Julian Pardo, Raul Santos, Kenny Scharf, Tati Suarez and Michelle Weinberg. This three month long museum-wide event features workshops and live painting with the artists as well as a collaborative public mural at the celebration of this sprawling new exhibition where you can help create the final masterpiece.

Mural Museum Special Events:

Feb 9 | Unveiling of Mural by Francesco Lo Castro at Love Factory
March 26: 11am - 12pm | Workshop with Gustavo Oviedo
March 27: 10am - 12pm | Live Painting by Christopher Ian Macfarlane
May 18: 11am | Collaborative Public Mural at YAA's 30th Birthday Bash

Presented by: Funding Arts Broward
2019 Scholastic Showcase
Feb 2 - March 24, 2019 | Museum-Wide

The 2019 YAA Scholastics Showcase is the second annual juried student exhibition comprised of new works by the current year’s Broward County Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention winners. Each winning student is invited to submit newly created works to the museum for consideration. A panel comprised of members from the Young At Art Museum curatorial and educational staff then selects works to exhibit that represent the best pieces from these incredibly talented young artists.

Presented by: Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital
Welcome to You & Me
Jen Clay
April 20, 2019 | ConTemporary Gallery

Step into the imaginative world of multidisciplinary artist Jen Clay and be immersed in vivid textile works, digitally mapped projections, and soft-sculptures created for this transformative, site-specific exhibition. Hand-made textile sculptures meet digital touch-screens and projections in this playful new environment encouraging exploration and hands-on interaction as visitors are given the chance to make their own sculptures and claymation videos inspired by Clay’s singular style and mixture of media.

Members Only Preview Party:
April 20, 2019: 10am - 12pm
June 8 - Sept 22, 2019 | Knight Gallery

Play your way through YAA's ArtCade, an exhibition of artist-designed video games and playable, interactive artworks! Experience artfully reimagined classics and new games designed by local and internationally acclaimed artists including Hunter Jonakin, David Anasagasti, Christopher Ian Macfarlane, Julian Pardo and more!

Members Only Preview Party:
June 8, 2019: 10am - 12pm

Presented by: Greenspoon Marder | Funding Arts Broward | Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
Nice'n Easy
Nov 2, 2019 - April 26, 2020 | Knight Gallery

Enter a home reimagined by artist duo Nice'n Easy in the shape of an infinity symbol where the furniture and environments are fused with the feel of a subtropical island. Each room within this installation will be designed to inspire people of all ages to think about a specific aspect of their life with interactive elements to prompt reflection, creativity and exploration based on the Japanese concept of “Ikigai” or “a reason for being”.

Members Only Preview Party:
Nov 2, 2019: 10am - 12pm

Permanent Exhibit Galleries
Where Art Is The Answer
ArtScapes is a thematic journey of art history where art crosses time, place and culture. The exhibit uses both real art and replicas in graphic ways to create contemporary, theme-oriented environments based on a child’s view of the world.

The Cave features 5,000 years of images of art and its histories set to music, encouraging you and your child to leave a message on the cave’s walls. 10,000 Slides lets your child curate their own exhibit. Avenue A welcomes you to “ride” a New York subway and explore graffiti as a source of creative expression.
Where Artful Traditions Are Celebrated
CultureScapes celebrates and brings new understanding of our culturally diverse world through the eyes and art of contemporary artists from Haiti, Latin America, Cuba, Africa and Asia. You and your child will discover how an artist interprets his or her culture and traditions, how the artist’s culture, traditions and environment influence their art and how the artist lives and works in their studio environment.

CultureScapes features an array of installations and cultural experiences by internationally renowned artists including Haitian artist Edouard Duval Carrie, Cuban artist Leonel Matheu, African artist Chisseko Kondowe, Japanese artist Kenichi Yokono.
Where Informed Choices Shape the Earth
GreenScapes encourages you and your child to reconnect with nature, discovering the potential of art to call attention to environmental issues. By making art that conserves and protects, GreenScapes proves that art and the environment are interconnected in a myriad of ways.

NatureScapes draws inspiration from legendary Earthwork Artists, letting you build sculptures from natural materials. Artist Pablo Cano brings his marionettes made from recycled materials to life in Pablo’s Magical Workshop & Theater. Your child’s imagination will soar as they create their own Cano-inspired puppets and stage their own puppetry performance alongside life-sized marionettes created by Cano himself. STOMP lets you and your child make musical instruments from discarded objects and then stomp to the beat of the internationally acclaimed percussion group in a blue-screen musical performance filled with fun.
Where Imagination Begins
WonderScapes is an artful journey of words, music, play and literacy for children from birth to age 5. WonderScapes is based on the imagery of illustrator DeLoss McGraw, whose version of Alice in Wonderland won the Illustrator’s Society Book of the Year Award.

Alice’s Pool stimulates fantasy play and builds vocabulary. The March Hare’s House & Tea Party conveys the concept of scale through sights and sounds, a place where role-play and imagination rule. Alice’s Art & Games encourages children to create art, copy geometric shapes, identify colors and use letters to accompany their illustrations. Alice's Reading Forest provides a soft-sculptured area for reading with your child or socializing with other parents in a comfortable environment.
 Past Exhibits
Design YAA

Oct 20, 2017 – April 21, 2018
Take a journey down the intersection of art and design in this two-part exhibition of interactive, immersive installations: Knight Club by nationally exhibited muralists MILAGROS Collective and are you ok: i think i love you by Miami-based performance artist sleeper. These artists have entirely transformed YAA’s main exhibition galleries into design-scapes of pattern, activity and play.

XOXO | An Exhibit About Love & Forgiveness
Created by the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, this exhibit invites children to explore the power of love by sharing stories, creating videos and engaging in a makerspace that fosters the art of making and giving.

Palindrome Park | Francesco Lo Castro
Palindrome Park is an immersive installation where children can enter the geometric and colorful world of the artist, Francesco Lo Castro. Kids can dive into a ball pit where they can interact with shapes, view 3D artworks, and then build their own palindrome sculpture. By the end of their journeys, children are taught how to create order and balance, which is an integral component of becoming a compassionate person.

On View: June 10 - September 10

Young At Art Museum is electrified to present Hi-Tech/Lo-Tech, a survey of the relationship between art and technology. This eight-month line of programming will evolve over its tenure and span the entire museum. Through the event’s various manifestations, visitors will learn about a broad range of technological developments and their effects on art both before and after the turn of the 21st century. By striking a balance between structure and adaptability, Hi-Tech/Lo-Tech is constructed to both teach and learn in order to foster understanding and discussion without restraining itself by definite limits.

The boundaries between inventors, artists, scientists, engineers and technologists are becoming more blurred each and every day. The museum will serve as a central point for these parties to exhibit art, lead talks and conduct workshops providing participants with the opportunity to examine a variety of exciting ideas and their applications in art and technology. Whether from antiquated to innovative, static to kinetic, or physical to digital, Hi-Tech/Lo-Tech will compare and contrast the changes in art and technology through exploration and interaction. By looking into human inventions, we will gain a sense of introspection, becoming more self-aware. Via new materials and media, interesting manufacturing processes and variations in traditional crafts and design, visitors will be able to appreciate how a slight intervention can have a colossal impact on art and culture.

Featuring END USER with work by:
Mattia Casalegno, Coral Morphologic, Ron Erlih, Jessie Laino, Sri Prabha, Oliver Sanchez, Martin Scheeler, Jonathan Rockford & Joe Winograd
January 30 – May 29, 2016
Magic & Mayhem is an exhibition exploring the cultural impact of iconic toys and the passion of collecting, curated by YAA's design team in conjunction with artists and local collectors. The exhibit features two of the most iconic toys of the past decades - Transformers® and My Little Pony®.

The Art of Collecting area will feature murals, sculpture, photography and mixed media by contemporary artists who are inspired by iconic toys and their passion for collecting.

Featured artists representing South Florida are Christopher Ian MacFarlane, Rob Cabrera, Samantha Salzinger, Amanda Covach and Tatiana Suarez. Other contributing artists include JeongMee Yoon, Ruben Santurian, Eli Barak, Autumn Casey, Charles Richard Clary and Oliver Laric. The exhibit includes two large wall murals painted by MacFarlane and Suarez. Another wall will feature a photographic display by Yoon, whose work documents children and their toy collections. Along the hallway leading visitors into the Knight Gallery, there will be several sculptural works, known as TRASH-formers, by Santurian, created from recycled metal and other materials. Barak and Casey will exhibit their various works throughout the Knight Gallery. Cabrera, Covach and Salzinger will all contribute to interactive experiences in the Orientation Gallery.

Interactive stations will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of the collector. In the Collector's Alley, displays of collections will be intertwined with first-hand accounts from local collectors about how and why they collect. In the Toy Store, visitors will build their own Transformer-inspired bots, design their own Pony-inspired silhouettes and use iPads to create stop motion short films.

Featured toy collectors are Luis Amado, Transformers®, and Stewart Montague, My Little Pony®
Leah Brown
Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams
by Leah Brown
June 6th 2015 - January 3rd, 2016

Leah Brown is a South Florida-based artist that captures the state of mind between something real and something imaginary. Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams is hauntingly eye-catching, featuring a fabric landscape and video projection over towering figures cloaked in white. The magnificent pieces are created from clay, found objects, fabric and hair, which are then cast into plaster and reinforced with fiberglass to create a dreamlike wonderland.
Sri Prabha
Sri Prabha | Orbiting Cathedrals
January 24th - August 30th, 2015

This exhibit encompasses the museums' Orientation Gallery and utilizes the adjacent permanent exhibits, The Cave, and 10,000 Slides. Through kinetic imagery and sound, participants are propelled on a far-away journey outside the stratosphere. Prabha's interactive and dynamic installation uses multi-video projections, mixed media, sound, and photo-based works to transcend physical space. No bystanders, viewers are transformed into explorers on a mission to decode their purpose.

Sri Prabha is originally from Hyderabad, India. His artistic training includes the Cornish College of the Arts and he also holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology. Themes he investigates include scientific discoveries such as quantum foam, images from the Hubble Telescope and knowledge gained from deep-sea exploration vehicles. Additionally, he integrates into his aesthetic process tenants of geography, nature, time, human origins and the cosmos. Prabha reconciles the old and new by synthesizing deeper understandings of our relationship to the natural world.
Guerra De La Paz
Guerra De La Paz | Nefelibata - Cloud Walker
January 24th - May 3rd, 2015

This site-specific, inter-disciplinary installation in Young At Art's Knight Gallery will host an atmospheric, spatial exploration of suspended animation, where the viewer becomes an unscripted performer in this extrasensory experience centered around a metaphoric interpretation of a cloud, that through sight and sound, both emits and absorbs. Though the clouds in the sky are key to life on earth as we know it, there are new clouds emerging, those of accumulative data. One is molecular, the other mathematical and by combining these formations, we take into account the fiber of our very own existence.

*Guerra de la Paz is the composite name that represents the creative team efforts of Cuban born artists Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz who live and work in Miami, and have been collaborating since 1996.

Their work has been exhibited internationally in an array of art institutions, with their most recent solo projects at the Aichi Triennale, Okazaki, Japan, Augeo Art Space, Rimini, Italy, Biennale Internationale du lin de Portneuf, Quebec, Canada, Kurumaya Museum, Oyama, Japan and in at the Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland.

Most recently, Guerra de la Paz was commissioned by Wooyoungmi Paris to create a body of new sculptural works in collaboration with their 2014 Fall/Winter Campaign, beginning with a solo exhibition at their MANMADE - Wooyoungmi Lifestyle Headquarters in Seoul, Korea.

Their work is in numerous public and private international collections.
Calls to Artists

Full Circle
$12 Per Entry | Ages 18+ | Deadline March 1, 2019
Emerging artists are invited to participate in our First Annual 2D Media Art Contest conducted by Young Art Art Museum's Art Institute. Full Circle celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Young At Art Museum and welcomes submissions of 2-Dimensional artworks on a 12-inch diameter, circular surface. Submissions must reflect the theme through an imaginative use of color, design, material and subject matter.

Chosen entrants will be notified via email in early March, 2019
Full Circle Opening Reception is Friday, March, 15 | 7-9pm

Click here to download the Full Circle entry form*
*submission details and instructions on page two