Ya La’Ford’s newest art installation, “Intersections,” will adorn the expanded St. Petersburg Museum of History space.
New renderings for the hotly anticipated St. Pete Museum of History expansion were showcased during a press conference on June 22. Plans call for a new Visit St. Pete-Clearwater Welcome Center, an interactive Florida exhibit on the second level, and a rooftop terrace.
Local artist Ya La’Ford’s transfixing installation Intersections will wrap around the top floors and illuminate the museum in the evening.
Intersections is set to be artist Ya La’Ford‘s largest art installation ever. The piece is inspired by an 1891 Florida Railway Map.
“My work as an artist is in alignment with values of the St. Petersburg Museum of History – to preserve, record and communicate our rich and storied past while also charting and creating the future.” said La’Ford during a press event.
The Museum will break ground on its massive expansion on its 100 year anniversary in February 2022.
“We have the opportunity to create a premier museum that not only shares the history of the Sunshine City but also the unique history of the entire state right here in St. Petersburg,” Executive Director Rui Farias said in a release back in 2018. “Our goal is to create a visitor experience that will educate, entertain and leave our guests wanting to come back for more.”
The St. Petersburg Museum of History is located at 335 2nd Avenue Northeast