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A Day at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale

Dec 18th, 2018

Right in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s arts district is the NSU Art Museum. It’s a visually stimulating place where guests can take in works of art from the area, the country and around the world. The museum has a diverse permanent collection that features over 7,000 pieces of artwork. Located less than 1 mile from our Ft. Lauderdale apartment rentals, this museum is a great place to expand your appreciation of visual expression. Here’s a look inside a day at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale.

Permanent collections

The permanent collection at the NSU Art Museum highlights a wide range of international artists spanning the current day to far back in the reaches of history. Walk through the largest collection of Cobra art in the country. The Cobra movement was a post-WWII avant-garde collective inspired by interdisciplinary work built from folk, mythic and non-Western traditions. The paintings are colorful, playful and often child-like in their penchant for dreamy, surreal imagery. The museum also boasts the largest collection of work by American painter William Glackens, as well as a vast collection of work done by Latin American, Cuban and mid-20th century New York School artists. Not only are there beautiful works of art inside the museum, but there are also many murals outside on the museum walls.


There’s always something new to see at the ever-changing art exhibitions. No matter if you are interested in world-class contemporary art or learning about art history, there is sure to be an exhibition for you. Each exhibit is beautifully arranged and very well described so you get the most out of your visit. One of the current exhibitions puts informs their permanent collection of Glackens’ work by pairing pieces with work of prominent impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, one of Glackens’ major influences.


The NSU Art Museum hosts regular events such as book groups, hands-on workshops, film series events, tours, lectures and other unique gatherings and things to do. Become a member of this dynamic museum to open up even more exclusive art events. With every membership level, you get unlimited general admission, invitations to previews of collections, discounts at the museum cafe and store and admission to featured lectures and performances.


No trip to the NSU Art Museum is complete without visiting their museum store. Find one-of-a-kind items such as books about art, unique home decor, handmade jewelry and more. Stop into the museum cafe for a quick bite or a glass of wine and enjoy the indoor or outdoor seating. The NSU Museum is a great place to cool off from the Florida heat and, like we said earlier, it’s just a short ways from our Ft. Lauderdale apts.

Plan your visit:
1 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Adult general admissions: 2

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NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale

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