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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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Cozy Museum; Don't miss the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo exhibit

This museum is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. If you are from Miami and are thinking of going during the week, plan your drive to avoid horrible rush hour traffic. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This museum is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale. If you are from Miami and are thinking of going during the week, plan your drive to avoid horrible rush hour traffic. The museum is easy to get to and there is ample parking in the garage across the street. I would take single dollar bills for the meter, in case the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Overall from the large number of art galleries i have been to, this collection was one of the smallest and least impressive I've seen. Gallery was confusing too to navigate. They have two area second story but not connected so you need to use separate elevators. Very strange. Not recommended.

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Austin, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum is one of my favorites. The architecture of the building, the exhibits, and the staff were all a wonderful part of my recent visits. The depth of the current Kahlo Rivera exhibit is phenomenal. I learned more about the artists (including the cultural history of the period) than I had ever known. I will visit NSU Art Museum... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was lucky to catch this exhibit right when I visited Florida. The museum is open and wonderful itself, but this specific exhibit blew my mind. There were so many sketches, paintings, and drawings of Frida, Diego, and other Mexican artists that was just amazing.

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

This museum is compact and so easy to see in a couple of hours. It is conveniently located in downtown Fort Lauderdale and close to lots of parking, Riverwalk, Broward Center of Performing Arts and many more attractions. I went while they had a special exhibition of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. There were some permanent exhibits and the pottery... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Really enjoyed the current exhibition "Kahlo, Rivera + Mexican Modern Art" (ending 5/31/15), especially all the fabulous Frida drawings, paintings and photos.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The Kahlo/Rivera paintings, from the Goodman collection, were beautifully displayed, the texts were easy to read and the accompanying Gelman collection was an extra added bonus! The fact that the Goodmans are donating their collection , to the museum and, creating a research center is worthy of applause, hugs and kisses! What a legacy for the future! Do not miss... More 

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Weston, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We went to see the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit from the private collection of the Goodman's. It was a wonderful peek into the lives of these two amazing artists. Many of the pieces I had seen in photos so experiencing them right before me was mind blowing. There was a wide range of pieces in different mediums and... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Don't miss it. The Museum of Art in downtown. This world-class museum is having the blockbuster Treasures of the Vatican. Only one of 4 or 5 museums (not sure) to have it in the US, and the only one on the east coast. Some of these have never been seen by the public. (I reviews this just for my grest... More 

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