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NSU Art Museum
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 22, 2013

The Edward Larabee Barnes building is magnificent. A perfect little museum.
Bur if you can go to the Met, why waste your time unless you ane seeking local artists.

1  Thank venamo
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

As another reviewer wrote, "don't just go there - check out their website to see what, if any events or exhibitions are going on. Like all other museums, they have a rotating collection." Call the museum and see which & how many exhibits are open.

The gift shop has original & unique gifts, so stop in to shop even if you're not seeing the exhibits.

We saw the excellent "Against the Grain" contemporary wood exhibit, it is definitely worth seeing, it is there until January 20, 2014.

2  Thank MaureenFLA
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

First things first, don't just go there - check out their website to see what, if any events or exhibitions are going on. Like all other museums, they have a rotating collection so the criticisms that other people had that the art there "isn't good" isn't necessarily true for all times.

Like I said in the title, the place is small, but it's still nice and I've seen several nice collections travel through. I'm not a huge fan of their permanent, but I as I write that I realize that I've also looked through there several times. To fresher eyes it might be nice. One of the best parts about the place is that it's in walking distance to several other small areas to get food and drinks so a late afternoon visit can be followed by a stroll someplace to get food or look at the art galleries in the Las Olas area.

3  Thank Arivoyager
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Museum of Art in Ft. Lauderdale has lovely works
of Art Works. The Museum is located in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
it has a wonderful ambiance and is located of Andrews avenue.
Also, it has a lovely gift section that one can browse through
and the works of Art are phenominal

Thank Bridget F
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Museum is clean, and the guides are knowledgeable. The exhibits that are brought in as interesting. They also have summer classes for children, and night classes for adults. The area around museum is nice, called River Walk. You can spend the whole day at the museum and the area around it.

Thank Ellochka67
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