NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale

1 East Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale , FL 33301 - United States





Founded in 1958, NSU Art Museum is a premier destination for exhibitions and programs encompassing all facets of civilization’s visual history.

The Museum is the hub of the South Florida Art Coast, situated midway between Miami and Palm Beach in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, one of the fastest growing areas in the U.S. Its distinctive modernist building, which opened in 1986 was designed by the renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. Located in Fort Lauderdale’s active Arts and Entertainment District, the Museum is a short walk to the shops, restaurants and galleries of vibrant Las Olas Boulevard as well as to the picturesque Riverwalk waterfront promenade.

NSU Art Museum’s 83,000 square-foot building contains 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 256-seat auditorium, Museum Store and Cafe.

The Museum’s international exhibition program, which aims to challenge viewers’ perceptions of the world around them, is overseen by its visionary Director and Chief Curator Bonnie Clearwater, who joined the Museum in 2013.

NSU Art Museum’s celebrated permanent collection contains more than 6,000 works. Among its highlights is the country’s largest collection of 19th and early 20th century paintings and drawings by the American realist William Glackens, the most extensive holding in the U.S. of works by post-World War II, avant-garde CoBrA artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, and extensive holdings of works by leading Latin American artists.

In 2008, the Museum became part of Nova Southeastern University, one of the largest private research universities in the United States.


Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting
The first comprehensive installation of NSU Art Museum's collection representing various periods and developments in the history of art, tracing the collection's growth from its formation to today.

William J. Glackens: From Pencil to Paint
Over 100 works from the 1890's-1930's, highlighting William Glackens' role as illustrator and painter shed new light on his lifelong commitment to the field in which he first excelled and his uncanny ability to capture gestures, places and historical events.

Happiness and sorrow are intertwined in this exhibition exploring works produced with the aim of helping the artist and/or viewer cope with personal challenges and daily frustrations.

I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America
Promised gifts and works from NSU Art Museum's permanent collection by Leonara Carrington, Frida Kahlo, Wifredo Lam, Roberto Matta, Ana Mendiata, Wolfgang Paalen, Diego Rivera, Rufino Tamayo, Remedios Varo and others.

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