NSU Art Museum
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s educational mission is to inspire visitors through provocative, interdisciplinary art exhibitions.
Welcome to Fort Lauderdale's NSU Art Museum, the local art center that is a part of Nova Southeastern University. This art museum holds over 7,500 works of art plus an onsite art academy, bookstore, and cafe.
NSU Art Museum was first established in 1958 under the original name Fort Lauderdale Art Center. It is located within a 75,000 square foot modernist building designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes. The collection of work inside contains some of the most celebrated and largest holdings in America by post-war, avant-garde European Cobra artists, as well as the largest collection anywhere of works and archival materials by William J. Glackens. You will also see work from a wide range of famous artists such as Francie Bishop Good, Frida Kalo, Diego Rivera, Philip Guston, Frank Stella, and many more.
There are a few different tour options when visiting the NSU Art Museum, such as the Museum Survey Tour which gives an overview of all the exhibits with historical context, biographical information, and art terminology included. This tour lasts about 1.5 hours on average. You can also take part in the Featured Exhibitions Tour, which focuses on one exhibit in particular and lasts an hour, or a School Group Tour, which provides an interactive creative experiment exercising critical, analytical, and observational skills. A STEAM activity can be added to this experience for students as well.
Before you go grab a bite to eat at the onsite Museum Café that serves up fresh soup, salads, sandwiches, coffees, and adult beverages, or make a stop at the Museum Store to pick up your unique gift or art book!