NSU Art Museum | Fort Lauderdale
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale provides exceptional opportunities to access, learn from and be inspired by the highest level of visual artistic expression throughout time and from around the world, and to engage a wide audience by offering diverse and innovative exhibitions, dynamic education and public programs, and by developing an exceptional collection, and fostering original research and intellectual inquiry.
Founded in 1958, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a premier destination for exhibitions and programs encompassing all facets of civilization’s visual history. Located midway between Miami and Palm Beach in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s arts and entertainment district, the Art Museum’s distinctive 83,000 square-foot modernist building, which opened in 1986, was designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and contains over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, the 256-seat Horvitz auditorium, museum store, and cafe. Studio art instruction for all ages is offered at the Art Museum’s acclaimed AutoNation Academy of Art + Design. Bonnie Clearwater, who became NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s Director and Chief Curator in 2013, directs its international exhibition program, which aims to challenge viewers’ perceptions of the world around them. In 2008, the Art Museum became part of Nova Southeastern University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States.
Exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Funding is also provided by Nova Southeastern University, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Hours: 1 pm–5 pm; extended hours Thursdays until 8 PM; Sunday 12–5 pm; Closed Monday. Free Docent tours Thursday 2 pm and Saturday at 3:30.
Admission: Free for members, NSU students, faculty and staff and children under 12; $10 ($12 after February 25) adults; $7 seniors and military ($8 after February 25); $5 Students (13-17) and non-NSU college students.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s glamorous Bellissima Gala presented by Bulgari, celebrated the 30th anniversary of the museum’s modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and the U.S. premiere of…