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NSU Art Museum

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Fort Lauderdale
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Address: 1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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+1 954-525-5500
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 17:00
Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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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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nice museum

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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France
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 artists and their art work. He added an extra flair with his captivating commentary and... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 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'.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 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 a video of someone playing with honey in the pocket of his/her pants. It just... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A very interesting permanent collection. The William J Glackens exhibit is very impressive and well worth the time to check it out. The Samson Kambalu Nyau Cinema is an interesting collection of film shorts. Definitely check out "Lincoln".

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Great location! unfortunately at the time we visited there was construction in the building and we still had to pay the full price for half the exhibition

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We went on a rainy day and did not regret. We enjoyed the entire exhibition but most of all the William Glackens collection. It's a pity you are not allowed to take pictures, even without flash.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Fort Lauderdale hosts a wonderful Museum of Art that has a lovely permanent collection as well as world class traveling exhibitions. It doesn't overwhelm one and it's possible to see everything and really absorb it in a day or less. Most traveling exhibits have accompanying audio to make it more enjoyable. There is a lovely café and book and gift... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The NSU Art Museum, also known as The Museum of Art/Fort Lauderdale, is good medium size museum, featuring late 19th and 20th century American and European art. It is the home for the William Glackens Collection (American Impressionist) as well as CoBrA Collection ( Northern European art, of the Post War). The exhibitions a consistently worthwhile.

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