Miami Dade College
The Kislak Foundation—a nonprofit cultural institution that collects, conserves, researches, and interprets rare books, maps, and cultural artifacts of the Americas—asked RWD to design the inaugural exhibition, Culture and Change in the Early Americas, for the highly anticipated Kislak Center.,
Permanent exhibits and interactive media throughout the exhibition space present a multidimensional view of cultural changes and adaptations throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Kislak Center boasts access to more than 3,000 Pre-Columbian and early American artifacts held in the Jay I. Kislak Collection is considered one of the largest collections of its kind. The exhibition tastefully blends traditional museum design with innovative media to engage students, researchers, and visitors of all backgrounds.
RWD’s goal for the project was to design a space that allows the Kislak collection speaks for itself, while also providing interactive opportunities that inspire observation, research, and meaningful discourse. The exhibition uses interactive media as a platform to share with visitors the perspectives and people that shaped the modern world.