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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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International quality exhibition on Frank Stella

I visit the Museum when I am in Fort Lauderdale, being careful to check up on what exhibitions are... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ian C
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London, United Kingdom
Not MoMA but a must see in when in South Florida

To this ex new Yorker, the NSU Art Museum feels much like a very large gallery rather than a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
terryogara
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visit the Museum when I am in Fort Lauderdale, being careful to check up on what exhibitions are on. Wisely I did so, or I might have gone last week and been disappointed as their current exhibition only opened last weekend - and it...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 3 days ago

To this ex new Yorker, the NSU Art Museum feels much like a very large gallery rather than a museum. So, definitely not an all day affair, but delightful nonetheless. At the time of this review, Frank Stella was the featured artist, and Stella is...More

Thank terryogara
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see, the museum is fantastic. The perfect place to see an exhibit. Mr. Stella made the museum even more beautiful. What a collection.

Thank Tamsinart
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Shamefully after 25 years living in Broward, I went to the museum with my brother who was visiting. There's a lot more space than they currently need. I hope they add more exhibits as time goes on. I enjoyed the William Glackens exhibit the most,...More

1  Thank Lee I
Reviewed 15 August 2017

It is nice small museum that was a nice way to get out of the sun for an hour. The exhibits where well spaced out, but it all depends on your personal taste. Luckily the docent we meet made the whole visit worth the visit....More

Thank Travelswithfamily
Reviewed 1 August 2017

NSU Art Museum is a little gem and I'm so glad we went. The permanent Glackens wing offers incredible Impressionism works, the temporary Kiefer exhibit is enthralling, and, the Blind Series by Sophie Calle is breathtakingly moving. Small and powerful Museum. Thank you.

Thank NoRules13
Reviewed 21 June 2017 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

1  Thank fredscott77
Reviewed 23 April 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 4 April 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

1  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 6 March 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
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