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Museum of Art 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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Hate to rate an "average," but on the whole the exhibits here don't have that "wow" factor that an infrequent museum-goer seeks. The recent Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibit was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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173 reviews 173 reviews
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Hate to rate an "average," but on the whole the exhibits here don't have that "wow" factor that an infrequent museum-goer seeks. The recent Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibit was representative: what was there was good, but I wanted MORE. More art, more interpretation -- something. I felt the same at the Gee's Bend Quilt show, a show on an interior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Small gem of a museum. Large exhibit of underrated American artist - Glackens. Also unique collection of Picasso objects. Easy museum to navigate. An unexpected find in Ft. Lauderdale. Allow at least 90 minutes to tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great place to go and unwind with the relaxing and beautiful artwork from some of the best artists. This is even a great family trip but only if the younger ones can appreciate the art.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Compared with our last visit a decade ago, the museum has a very interesting and focused collection. On display was their collection of Picasso ceramics (we didn't know he had done so much of this), Frida Khalo and Diego Rivera, and fascinating vast collection of photography.

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ft lauderdale
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Latin American Modern Art (Diego Rivera, Frida Khalo, etc.) exhibit was very disappointing. This Museum unfortunately has been rapidly declining in exhibit quality and the professionalism of its staff since Nova University took it over. The current exhibit hall was stark and boring, as if nobody put any effort on this project. There were about over dozen guards milling... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My friends and I recently visited the museum for the Frida Calo/Diego Rivera Exhibit and was terribly disappointed in the overall atmosphere of the museum and the presentation of the exhibit. For starters it felt as though the paintings (limited collection by the way) was being shown in a warehouse. What was most disturbing were the intimidating guards (underpaid -... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Exhibit of Frieda Kahlo & Diego Rivera was very enjoyable. Permanent collection is small but interesting. Combine this with lunch at the museum or from food carts. I had a yummy taco.

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Tornio, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

There was an photo-exhibition of Martin Luther King. We live in Europe, in Finland, so it was something we had read only in our history books. Now everything cleared up.

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Ottawa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Paid $12 each to visit two exhibits/galleries as these were the only ones open. Was extremely disappointed in how small the museum was. American Scene Photography and Highlights from the William J. Glackens Collection were the only galleries open and were rather small. I would not suggest visiting this museum.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Gee, I was looking forward to visiting this museum and the Rivera/Kahlo special exhibit, but it was less than I'd hoped for. It seemed too much of the work shown from River/Kahlo was portraits of Kahlo, hardly anything of Rivera's murals. A third of the museum is apparently under construction, so then one is primarily left with two other exhibits,... More 

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