HISTORY / MISSION
“To engage our diverse communities with dynamic exhibits, exceptional art education, stimulating specialty programs and inspired events to ignite cultural enrichment. “
About Coral Springs Museum of Art
What began late in 1996 as a City project to build a comprehensive recreation and community center, soon turned into The Coral Springs Center for the Arts – a performance theater and art museum. Housed in the impressive 30,000 square foot center for the arts building is the equally impressive Coral Springs Museum of Art which was incorporated in January of 1997.
With its beautiful, open architectural design, and atrium view, coupled with its warm and inviting ambiance, the Museum is unlike any other cultural institution – it is a unique place for all to experience the passion and beauty of the visual arts. Throughout the organization’s tenure, the profound philosophy that art is for everyone remains, and the Museum is unwavering in its commitment to diminish intimidation that is so often associated with art museums. Since its inception, the Museum has been exhibiting vast and astounding works of art. In addition to its impressive indoor galleries, the Museum is proud of its exterior offerings in the visual arts. These extraordinary outdoor art experiences include an International Peace Garden with majestic mosaic egress, and numerous sculptures surrounded by lush, eco-friendly landscaping, all of which inspire peace. The Museum’s tribute to the Everglades – a 54 x 17 foot, hand crafted wall showcasing the habitat and beauty of the Florida Everglades through over 7,000 3×3 relief ceramic clay tiles lends to the ecological aesthetic of the outdoor galleries. Also, peppered throughout the grounds are larger than life orange slices, a mystic hima lama, ‘Mindscape’ by Yoshin Ogata, and an enormous, beautiful mosaic chair in which to sit and take in all of the splendor of this outdoor visual art showcase.
As a community based organization serving the people of, and visitors to, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties for over 20 years, the Museum has seen first-hand the needs of the south Florida area. Because of this, the Museum is dedicated to developing and delivering the absolute best in art offerings through classes, and public and educational programs. Some of these incredible offerings include: complimentary admission the first Wednesday of each month; Kaleidoscope: The Beauty of Autism – a program to help with the cognitive and emotional development of children with varying levels of autism; ArtStart – an early education program; Creative Coding…Creating Futures – a program dedicated to helping at-risk children find their passion and a future through digital art; ARTiculate – a STEAM program for underserved elementary and middle school students; and The Healing Center at CSMoA – an initiative dedicated to using art and therapeutic art-making as tools for self-restoration. Some of the offerings of The Healing Center at CSMoA include: Art for Warriors – services for veterans to safely manage post-traumatic stress; Healing with Art – programming for student and families impacted by MSD tragedy to help them cope with varying emotions caused by trauma; and Art of Aging – services to help seniors deal with memory loss and dementia.
Over the 20 year history, the Museum is proud to have touched the lives of, and inspired, over a half a million people through its endless and significant visual art offerings.