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NSU Art Museum

1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1807
+1 954-525-5500
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Potential but overall a lackluster experience. Decent exhibits but really small so do not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
Worth the visit!

This museum is a good option to know more about Fort Lauderdale. There are quite a few exhibitions... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2017
Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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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1 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1807
Downtown Fort Lauderdale
+1 954-525-5500
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Potential but overall a lackluster experience. Decent exhibits but really small so do not anticipate spending a lot of time here. Two floors of exhibits. The Kiefer Collection was captivating and things tapered after that. Worth checking out but only plan for an hour if...More

Thank fredscott77
Reviewed April 22, 2017

This museum is a good option to know more about Fort Lauderdale. There are quite a few exhibitions, most of them highly interesting. Moreover, people working there is very polite and the building is awesome! Don't miss it!

Thank jennifermico
Reviewed April 3, 2017

NSU Art Museum is fine for what it is, which is basically a gallery for traveling exhibits. The permanent collection is mostly modern art, nothing too remarkable or memorable. We were fortune to visit during an exhibit of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera art. It...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed March 6, 2017

This is a interesting small Museum, The Museum has a unique collection of Art by William Glacken. It also has interesting temporary exhibits, for instance a large photo exhibit of the interiors of Elizabeth Taylor's house and her jewelry and clothing. Visit for about two...More

Thank JoelBx
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Amazing to get all the shows and exhibits that you will get in any other big city such as New York or Miami. I have never been disappointed, the design is laid out nicely for good viewing, the exhibits are eclectic and there is discount...More

Thank JesRedFTL123
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Nice Museum. Was under remodeling when we went there a couple of time; neverthess woth the visit. Hopefully they will hqve finished remodeling now and have more collections to show

Thank FLEK
Reviewed January 26, 2017

The museum was filled with a variety of interesting art works from various artists. I really liked the different mediums used by the artists but the "must" see was the docent Gary. He made the visit riveting, must see, must hear as he addressed the...More

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed January 21, 2017

I went here for a kids event they host monthly. I feel like I was missing something because we spent maybe 30 minutes walking through the museum and left. I wouldn't go back for any other exhibits.

1  Thank JRG F
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Good decor recent update, very tropical landscape. Professional knowledgeable staff. They have several permanent collections. Currently visiting, Francesco Clemente: 'Dormiveglia'; and Anselm Kiiefer 'Regeneration Series'.

1  Thank 387indy
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

I honestly don't know why this museum gets such good reviews. It wasn't bad per se, but it seemed very pretentious. I'm pretty liberal with my definition of art and adore modern art, but one piece was literally Target receipts on the floor. Another was...More

2  Thank nutri_meg
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