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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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12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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

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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My wife and I came for the Picasso exhibit. There were a few dozen of his works of art. Not the paintings he's so famous for. What we were treated to were his pots and dishes and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2015
Boca Raton, Florida
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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place. The collection is amazing and the rotation of other exposition give the ´visitor the chance to watch a lot of original From Picasso to Warhol

Thank andresvillamil2016
Buffalo, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Went to catch the Italian fashion exhibit. Tried to read the info about the dresses and was told to move back. Tried to look at the dresses and was told to move back.Tried to look at the jewelry that was enclosed in a case and was told to move back. HUGH??? Gee I wonder why it was there at all... More 

Thank lastrong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Museum with Great Exhibits & Very Good Programs! We participated in the Bellissima Italy & High Fashion 1945-1968 Event! The Curator explained about the Cloths & the Jewlety! The exhibitions are very exciting & the museum offers a wide variety of different courses & lectures! An absolutely Great Museum!

Thank Galia B
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had seen that there was a good exhibition of work by Picasso and went primarily to see that. It was indeed a great one with work mostly from the early 30's. However, they also had on display the photography of Lee Miller. Her most gripping work was shot during WWII as one of the very few women allowed in the... More 

Thank Russell L
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It takes a couple of hours to see the permanent exhibits ( mostly modern paintings). The museum regularly has special exhibits and events. During our visit there was a wonderful exhibit of the works (mostly photographs) of Lee Miller who did a lot of her work in Europe including some memorable work during and at the conclusion of World War... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in downtown Fort Lauderdale overnight before embarking on a cruise, we had quite a bit of spare time between breakfast, hotel checkout and boarding our ship. We learned of this museum from the "what to do" book in our hotel room and were treated to a fantastic show " Modernism in early television" which had travelled from the Jewish... More 

Thank Arthur H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

There was a very interesting show of Picasso ceramics, and an exhibition on the beginnings of American TV, including a selection of Warhol silkscreens. Worth a visit on a rainy day.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

My wife and I came for the Picasso exhibit. There were a few dozen of his works of art. Not the paintings he's so famous for. What we were treated to were his pots and dishes and vases. Lots of earthware clay works, and glazed ceramics. Lithographs too. There was a short video, without audio, of Picasso at work in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The museum had fabulous exhibits during our visit. The Lee Miller photographs were fascinating. Very good Picasso exhibit. Interesting Helhesten exhibit. There is a small cafe. Definitely check the website before visiting to plan your time. Once upstairs the museum is larger than it seems.

Thank Mike N Sally S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

If you have done everything else in Ft. Lauderdale, or it's a rainy day, then I would make the visit. There were no major exhibits here. Just some minor ones, and some of pica's early works, and ceramics. Definite;y not like some of the major city art museums, but certainly an interesting hour if you have nothing else to do,... More 

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