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Review of NSU Art Museum

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 August 23, 2016

For a museum of its size and location, this museum has a surprisingly impressive set of exhibits, ranging from African artifacts to private collections of sketches by prominent masters and fascinating photography. The visit was made especially worthwhile by our docent, Gary Opper, who was incredibly knowledgeable as well as personable. He answered all of our questions and went beyond the exhibits to share interesting connections to historical facts and outside sources. Gary demonstrated a breadth of information and experience that took the tour to another level. Thank you!

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Reviewed August 13, 2016

We enjoyed our recent visit. We've not been happy with several recent exhibitions, but this one was quite varied and good. This is not a huge museum, but they often have well done exhibits, a lovely gift store and a small cafe with great Illy coffee. The Chuck Close Photographs included highly detailed descriptions of his process since the 1970's and it was fascinating. Generally, we love the work of this wonderfully innovative artist but found the large photos less interesting than his more well known work. The Five Centuries of Prints from Rembrandt to Picasso was really enjoyable. Just a total delight to see beautiful prints by old masters. Finally, the African Highlights of the permanent collection was beautifully displayed. While not huge fans of African Art, we found the physical presentation and the interesting facts about each piece, artist and tribe, very well done. In particular, we appreciated the insightful writing & information about each piece, which was not overly academic or pedantic. A good visit with well done presentations of three different areas.

Thank Wendy F
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

I was in the NSU Art museum several times. Good location, friendly staff, good exhibition. And one sleeping security



































































































I was in the NSU Art museum several times. Good location, friendly staff, good exhibition. And one sleeping security)))

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Reviewed June 29, 2016

A friend took me here and I was super surprised how great it was and I did not even know it existed. We cam during a special fashion exhibit that was wonderful. I will keep an eye out for this place. Nicely done.

Thank Kim K
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Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Let me preface my review by saying I live 2 hours from Philadelphia and a little closer to NYC so I have gotten used to museums that you can get lost in for hours, maybe even days. This is not one of those nor do they claim to be.

It started to rain and they are open until 8 on Thursdays so on a whim we decided to go. They only have 3 main galleries and a tiny gallery (where the elevator is located) called the Indigo Room.

We made it thought the entire museum in about 50 minutes and that was with taking our time and sitting to look at the art. There just wasn't much to look at. The museum's building isn't that small, rather it is the placement of the exhibits or the lack thereof that can be improved. The exhibits change so I would check to see what is currently being shown and if it matches your interests.

Two of the galleries were labeled as "not suitable for children", mainly because the collection contained nude photographs, if you have children this is going to be important because there will be nothing for them to do.

Currently, adult tickets are $12 and seniors are $8, which is very reasonable. I would recommend stopping in if you're in the area as long as at least two of the galleries have exhibitions that really interest you.

Thank Frankie1289
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