Broward Cultural Division, in partnership with Broward County Libraries Division, announces the installation of QR (Quick Response) codes on interior artworks located at the libraries around the County. This new feature offers visitors and art connoisseurs the convenience of immediate access to detailed information on each of the public art projects.
Visitors may enjoy details on a wide variety of artworks, from a sculptural installation that depicts the 3000 year history of the written word in Libros at Northwest Regional Library, to a complete integrated circular space with intricately-designed wall panels and terrazzo floor designed with wavy lines of different colors to commemorate the Middle Passage route of slave ships from West Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to America in The Harrambe Room, at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center.
With any of several QR Code reader apps on their Smartphone, library visitors are able to scan the QR code on the artwork and be taken directly to the Public Art & Design Tour on the Broward County website. For ease and accessibility, look for the sign next to each artwork that gives the name and QR Code; scan it and click.
Broward County currently owns 241 artworks, 46 of which are located within 32 libraries around the county. The Broward County Library System was established in 1973 as the result of a campaign by the Friends of the Fort Lauderdale Library in Florida, the United States. Ongoing construction, including that funded by two bond issues in 1979 and 1980, and most recently, a $139.9 million bond issue approved by voters in 1999, has yielded the current total of 37 branch libraries and the eight-story Main Library in downtown Fort Lauderdale.
"Broward County Public Art & Design program is a national leader in developing model public art policies and best practices, producing exemplary public artworks synthesizing design excellence. Broward County has received five American for the Arts Year in Review public art awards over the past eight years, an indicator of the program's outstanding commitment in advancing art and design." -Liesel Fenner ASLA, Manager of Public Art Network for Americans for the Arts.
To see all of the Broward County Public Art, log on to Broward Cultural Division website, and take the virtual tour, or Click Here.