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NSU Art Museum

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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 Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic cultural hub located between...
NSU Art Museum 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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Nice small museum

It is worth a couple of hours. Small museum, wonderful building and had a nice exhibition of Haitian photographs. The river walk is nearby.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Not a lot to see and I was a little confused by the stuff on display. The staff was extremely kind and friendly, though.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It is worth a couple of hours. Small museum, wonderful building and had a nice exhibition of Haitian photographs. The river walk is nearby.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Pros: Loved the Picasso ceramics, very creative and whimsical. Liked some of the many William Glackens paintings. Schnabel Olatz paintings impressive. Cons Hard to find the building, no signs on it. Hard to find the entrance to the building, no signs for it. Once inside, no map for the interior of the museum. Thus this place demonstrates "the curse of... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Visit the museum several times per year, not only for exhibits, but events, etc. This museum seems "overlooked" as far as with things to do in Ft. Lauderdale, and that's unfortunate. I think the quality of the exhibits is great, and on an especially hot or rainy day, makes for a great half day excursion, and is nearby many restaurants... More 

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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We loved the Mexican Art Exhibit, as well as the permanent exhibit and the photography. An added bonus was the delicious café and easy parking. We will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Didn't go in with super high expectations, but wow. Great little museum with a WONDERFUL Picasso collection. I just missed the Frida exhibit, but the Haitian photography exhibit was really cool. Great infusion of history and art and design. The little cafe downstairs serves Illy coffee (yay!) and themed sandwiches, like named after artists. Love it. The Picasso ceramics were... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The "Summer Starry Nights Free Thursday" program is fantastic! A wonderful idea -- and quite the change of pace for a work night. We learned so much from the exhibit of Haitian photographs that we didn't have time for more than a quick spin through the other exhibits...which means we'll have to return!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ft Lauderdale has grown-up and so has our art scene. This Museum is bringing to South Florida unbelievable shows from Frieda Kahlo to Within and Without, a history of Haiti. Beat the heat and try a lovely caffe or Thursday nights wine tasting. Art + fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The NSU Art museum is close to the river walk in Ft Lauderdale. The architecture is interesting and they have a nice permanent collection. Be sure to check out the amazing ceiling and walls outside the ground level bathroom.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I love Spanish Art and all art that is derivative from it. It is sophisticated, colourful and often humorous. So it was with great anticipation that we set out to view the Freda Kahlo Exhibition at Fort Lauderdale's Museum of Art. It was OK but the local offering were better. For $8 per person we were treated to an amazing... More 

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