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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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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
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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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Great Frida Kahlo Exhibition

Went to the newly opened Frida Kahlo exhibition and was delighted to also get a few amazing Diego paintings included. Great exhibition, great hall. Sadly no time to see the whole... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Went to the newly opened Frida Kahlo exhibition and was delighted to also get a few amazing Diego paintings included. Great exhibition, great hall. Sadly no time to see the whole place, but definitely was worth the visit! :-)

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Nyack, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went to this little gem of a museum to see the spectacular Mexican Art exhibit of prominant early 20th centry artists and got an added treat. Fort Lauderdale collectors Stanley and Pearl Goodmans' wonderful collection of paintings includes works by Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Try to hook up with a docent to add depth to your viewing. The... More 

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Ruther Glen, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

it was great, loved all the different art and sculptures, Very impressed with all they had to see and offer during my visit

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We usually make a visit when they have a special exhibit.. Haven't see too many changes over the years with their 'permanent' exhibits. The star of the museum is and has always been the Wiilliam Glackens collection, superb body of work! The modern work here goes to extremes from wonderful to 'yikes' what is that? Nice for a rainy Sunday... More 

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New York City
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Although so much of Ft. Lauderdale seems played-out and sleepy, this museum is a pleasing exception! Its current exhibit featuring great street photographers like Lewis Hine, Helen Levitt, etc. is a delight. It also boasts a permanent exhibit of the work of realist painter William Glackens and, for awhile, "Cafe Dolly", a very cutting-edge surrealist exhibit. The building is pleasantly... More 

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Westbrook
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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

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

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