In the heart of Fort Lauderdale, you can find many cultural attractions of the area, among them the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and the Museum of Discovery and Science; you can also find the NSU Art Museum. A cultural mainstay of the area focused on the arts. It is the ideal place to enjoy paintings, sculptures, photography and other techniques.
Even though in most of our trips we tend to do at least one Natural Sciences museum, and not always an art museum, the NSU was a must for the area and we made sure to visit, as we would surely enjoy it.
During our visit, we were able to experience the following exhibits which all already ended:
- Regeneration Series: Anselm Kiefer. A big scale exhibit with big paintings and installations. The wedding gowns were extremely interesting, and the works about the war are impressive both due to their size and multiple levels of detailing.
- David Levinthal: A very moving exhibit with black and white photographs of toys. In 1977, he published a book called Hitler moves West in which he presented key moments of the second world war with toy soldiers.
- Jose Bedia Fieldwork: A selection of the works of this artist with African influences in different objects.
- Catherine Opie: 700 Nimes Road. A photograph exhibit about Liz Taylor without her appearing on any picture. We could delve into the diva´s world by looking at her house, her closet, her jewelry, and other objects captured by the artist.
Coffee and museum store:
In the entrance, you can take a look at the coffee shop with some tables and dining options. Besides the coffee shop, you find in an open space, the museum store where you can purchase mostly museum merchandise and objects related to current and past exhibits and artists.
Who should visit NSU Art Museum of Fort Lauderdale?
Art lovers in general
Art students, photography students, design students, fashion students.
Professionals in image or communications-related fields.
Families with tweens and up.
Some noteworthy comments about NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale
- Location: One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale.
- Working Hours: Tuesdays through Saturdays 11 AM – 5 PM. Sundays 12 PM – 5 PM. Mondays closed.
- Parking: Several options in the area for a fee. City Park Garage is a good option if you are visiting also the Museum of Discovery and Science.
- Ticket Prices: Adults $12. Seniors $8. Under 12 years old free.
- Photographs: Not allowed in any exhibit room. Cell phones also not permitted to use.
- Visit Duration: At least two hours to properly visit everything.