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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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11:00 am - 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
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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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Sensational Summer Starry Nights

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Proud to be a member. The new Director is more terrific than was expected. Thank you for bringing us such great and fun programs too. Love the Art Basel trip, for example. As well as the events at the Museum, like the Art & Wine evenings. My friend joined the Glass Class and loves it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Nice museum. Great value. Won't take all day either. Picasso exhibit was great but the Glackins exhibit was phenomenal.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

What a disappointment! I had visited this museum 15 years ago and loved it, but today things changed. I drove all the way and found that the permanent collection had changed. They only had special exhibits the works of William J. Glackens Bowlers, very nice but pretty simple and the Danish Avant-Garde which I really didn't care for. The museum... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Excelent exhibit. A nice simple of her work. Good commentary. The right size for a leisurly afternoon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We asked a museum docere who was conducting a private tour if we could join. She enthusiasticly agreed end. She made the Mexican modern art by Friday kahlo and Diego Rivera come alive with her stories.

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Additional Information about NSU Art Museum

Address: 1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone Number: +1 954-525-5500
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Fort Lauderdale>  > Downtown Fort Lauderdale
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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