World AIDS Museum and Education Center
Enters Lease with ArtServe on New Museum Space
In a strategic alignment between two of South Florida’s most unique arts organizations, the World AIDS Museum and Education Center (WAM) has entered into a lease agreement with ArtServe. The Museum will take ownership of its new space in August and unveil its redesigned exhibits in mid-September.
The lease provides WAM with the use of a 1,700 square-foot space for both permanent and visiting exhibits. The Museum also will occupy two offices. Gallery and auditorium space will be available to WAM educational and community programming.
“When the board discussed relocating, we wanted a space that would increase exposure and solidify our reputation as a legitimate museum,” said William Green, WAM Board Chair. “ArtServe offers an ideal location on a major thoroughfare, opportunities for alignment on programming and exhibits, and the chance to explore new ways to present our exhibits.”
WAM’s beloved permanent exhibit The Chronology of AIDS will undergo a redesign, as will Medications: Then and Now, an exhibition showcasing the evolution of various treatments and medicines for HIV. The space will feature modular panels and movable walls, allowing for new and different configurations as required by the Museum’s various events.
“ArtServe is proud to welcome the World AIDS Museum to our location,” said Jason Hughes, ArtServe board president. “We believe that art can translate the human experience and educate in a way that simple history textbooks could never do, and we are happy to have a tenant who embodies those same core beliefs.”
The Museum is currently offering limited hours of operation at its Wilton Station location until the move.
About the World AIDS Museum and Education Center
World AIDS Museum and Education Center (WAM) is an organization dedicated to raising awareness and eradicating the stigma of HIV/AIDS by documenting the history, remembering those who have suffered, educating people about the disease, enlightening the world to this continuing tragedy, and empowering the survivors. The museum is open to the public to visit, explore and enjoy. The main gallery features the CHRONOLOGY OF AIDS, which is the history of HIV and AIDS. The facility includes a small art gallery, multimedia, and artifacts that offer thought-provoking and heartwarming art experiences. For more information, visit https://worldaidsmuseum.org/.