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Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 (Downtown Fort Lauderdale)
+1 954-525-5500
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dancing, Dining, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Motor-boating, Nightlife, Sailing, Scuba diving, Shopping, Skiing, Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Swimming, Tennis
Owner description: NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic cultural hub located between Miami and Palm Beach on...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Dancing, Dining, Fishing, Golfing, Kayaking, Motor-boating, Nightlife, Sailing, Scuba diving, Shopping, Skiing, Snorkeling, Sunbathing, Swimming, Tennis
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

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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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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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Hard to call a place where there are so few art works a museum, but it was enjoyable to see. Essentially there were only 2 exhibits open on the day we visited, but there was definitely enough to see in a short trip. Disappointed that the museum shop did not have any magnets that had the name of the museum... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Large modern art collection and excellent permanent collection. Fun to stroll through and see the different styles and artists. Located on Las Olas so close to the riverfront and a nice walk on Las Olas to other small galleries and restaurants

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Plantation, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Has always been a delight to visit the museum, the curators do a good job of brining national and international art to our city and keeping it interesting and relevant. Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you are not familiar with Ashcan 8 they were artist that brought American art to the world back in the late 1800s early 1900s. William Glackens was one of them and his art is well displayed here and worth seeing it is one of the larger collections on display in the country

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This museum offers one of the largest collections of CoBrA art in the USA, along with the largest collection of William Glackens works of art. Truly a beautiful building designed by the renown architect Edward Larabee Barnes.

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