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Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

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Neighborhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: +1 954-525-5500
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Description: NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic cultural hub located...
NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic cultural hub located between Miami and Palm Beach on vibrant Las Olas Boulevard in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale's arts district. The museum's distinctive modernist building, which opened in 1986, was designed by the renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. NSU Museum of Art's permanent collections contain more than 6,000 works, including celebrated holdings by the post-war, avant-garde European Cobra artists, the nation's largest collection of works by American painter William Glackens, and a significant collection of works by leading Latin American artists. The museum's 83,000 square-foot building contains 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, the 250-seat Horvitz Auditorium, a bookstore and cafe. Its 11,000 square-foot AutoNation Academy of Art + Design is located adjacent to the museum and includes state-of-the-art studios and classrooms.
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Small museum with some nice surprises

The museum is associated with Nova University and is a gem of a building with great gallery space. While there is a smallish permanent exhibit, the visiting exhibits are the key... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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Westbrook
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The museum is associated with Nova University and is a gem of a building with great gallery space. While there is a smallish permanent exhibit, the visiting exhibits are the key to how stimulating a visit will be. Some not-always-recognized names often bring a fresh look at subjects that are more widely recognized. In January, three impressionists [Knauble was the... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's not one of the bigger, better art museums in the country but it's nice nonetheless. The shows tend to feature modern art and admission is reasonable.

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Westlake Vilage, Ca.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Unique use of space, both in and out. Close to the well designed city library, park, Las Olas shopping and dining.Was happy to find a place to eat there too.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

kudos to new museum director bonnie clearwater!! we loved this masterful cafe' dolly art exhibition at nsu museum of art ft lauderdale through february 1st 2015 − 1st time in usa - don't miss this one! gourmet splendor- goes deliciously right to your art gut! schnabel b.1951, picabia b.1879 & willumsen b. 1863 are surprisingly connected 3 controversial artists whose... More 

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Meredith C, External Affairs at Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ronn for your feedback, we're thrilled you enjoyed our Cafe Dolly exhibition. Hope to see you next month for our upcoming Frida Kahlo and Mexican Modern Art exhibition opening Feb. 26! Thanks again for visiting and taking the time to share about your experience. More 

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

It is a small museum but the location is wonderful, walking distance from the water taxi stop. The gift shop is nice and the exhibit was unique and interesting.

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Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave your feedback! We hope to welcome you back on your next visit. More 

phoenix
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I remember when this museum was first built. Even after a 10 year lapse in visit, it may not be worth your time if you are on a limited schedule. They need to figure out something that will give them a niche or a unique spot in the art community.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I did not expect such a wonderful art museum at the beach this is a great place to take a break from the sun and sand to enjoy The many cultural aspects that are found here. There is something For young and old and when you are finished it is surround by Waterfront restaurants and bars, and there is also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

If you try to compare the Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale to more traditional museums you'll be disappointed on several levels but if you enjoy it for what it is, it's a delight. It resembles an over-sized modern art gallery with two levels more than a more typical museum and that is both its charm and its curse. It... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Disappointing museum. The Norton museum in West Palm Beach is a far superior place to visit, with a wonderful permanent collection.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Located in a beautiful neighborhood downtown. It's a small venue when you think museum, but they pack in a lot. Cost $10. Seniors $7. They have a modern art and a international art collection (more to my taste). The current exhibition: "All in the family: Paintings & Works on paper by Glackens family"

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