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What You Need to Know About the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale

Added: Sep 27, 2018
Category: Things to Do

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Fort Lauderdale is a haven for art lovers! From the wide variety of art galleries to stunning wall murals, there are plenty of ways to get inspired during your visit to our South Florida destination. One place we highly recommend to our visitors is the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale, a hub of South Florida art and creativity. Read on to learn more about his treasured museum and what you can expect to see during your visit.

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More About the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale

Since 1958, the NSU Art Museum has been the premier destination for exhibitions and programs encompassing all facets of civilization’s visual history. The 83,000-square foot building contains more than 7,000 pieces of art, a 256-seat auditorium, and a museum store and cafe. The goal of the museum is to provide exceptional opportunities to access, learn from and be inspired by the highest level of visual artistic expression throughout time and from around the world. They achieve this goal through the provision of diverse and innovative exhibits, dynamic education programs, and fostering original research and intellectual inquiry.

What You’ll See at NSU Fort Lauderdale

The NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale is home to thousands of inspiring and thought-provoking masterpieces,  including the country’s largest collection of 19th and early 20th century paintings and drawings by the American realist, William Glackens. It also features  the most celebrated and largest holdings in America by the post-war avant-garde European Cobra artists.

In addition to the permanent collection, guests will also be able to enjoy rotating exhibits that feature something new and unique to admire, but only for a limited time! Check out what’s currently on view at the museum or take a look at upcoming exhibits to start planning your next visit!

In addition, the building in which the museum lives is a work of art itself! The distinctive modernist building was designed by the renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. Since opening its doors in 1986, the building has awed architects and art lovers from all over the world and has even become a popular wedding venue! The outdoor murals painted on the museum’s exterior walls have also wowed visitors and passersby, and have become a prime spot to snap social media-worthy photos in Fort Lauderdale.

NSU Art Museum Hours and Admission

The NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale is open Tuesday-Saturday from 11am to 5 pm and Sundays from noon to 5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays. On the first Thursday of each month, be sure to take advantage of the museum’s extended hours of 11am to 8pm.

General admission is as follows:

Adults: $12

Seniors and Military: $8

Students (13-17) and college students ( with a valid ID):$5

FREE for NSU Art Museum Members, NSU students, faculty and staff, and children 12 and under.

Experience the Art of Fort Lauderdale During Your Stay With Us

After exploring the city of Fort Lauderdale, you’re invited to come back and relax in your very own home-away-from-home. With most of our rentals including private pools and proximity to nearby beaches, ValGal properties are sure to make your trip a memorable one! Many of our rentals are also located right in Fort Lauderdale, so you’ll never have to travel far to enjoy everything our South Florida destination has to offer.

Book your next getaway with us today! We look forward to welcoming you soon.


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