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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
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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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Frida Kahlo

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
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Hollywood, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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

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Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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conroe
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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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Location = excellent, collection = good, staff = helpful. We spent a whole morning enjoying the museum.

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Miami, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

After having driven an hour from Miami to see the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo exhibit, my fiance and I were turned away at the entrance a whole hour before closing by a maintenance crew member who was wondering, just as we were, why he was the one there. We asked for the manager, who offered us to become members... More 

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Penngrove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We saw a Frida / Diego exhibit in this beautiful gallery. A little hard to find -- after all, it's on a college campus. But worth it. The museum itself has interesting touches.

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Florida, Uruguay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We have had a membership to nsu art museum for a year and a half. We got the museum enthusiasts level so we could visit other partner museums around the country for free (Ringling bothers, Salvatore Dali, etc). This was our first visit here. We wanted to see the Freda Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit that was finishing in a... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Was pleasantly surprised by this beautiful museum. Was drawn in by the Diego Rivera/Frida Kahlo exhibit and was surprised to find other wonderful exhibits with Picasso Pottery and a Julian Schnabel exhibit. It was a lovely experience and one I would recommend wholeheartedly. Go and enjoy!

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Address: 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

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