Walls of this elegant and futuristic building are adorned with a diverse range of works by contemporary artists, from Tracey Emin to David Horvitz.
Held within a modernist building with whitewashed walls and futuristic glassy features, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is one of the city’s most innovative and eclectic artistic hubs. It contains collections of thousands of pieces that push the boundaries of contemporary art. Test your senses against the pioneering artworks gracing the gallery walls.
Explore the array of works from the European 20th-century avant-garde movement, with a specialty in pieces from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam. Using the initials of these cities, the movement is known as CoBrA. This gallery’s collection is thought to be North America’s largest of its kind. Study the extensive pieces by well-known artists such as David Horvitz, Francie Bishop Good and Tracey Emin.
The museum also claims to have the world’s largest collection of documents and artworks from U.S. painter William J. Glackens. The selection includes works by his wife Edith Dimock and others from his artistic circle.
Check the official website for events taking place in the museum. These vary from food and wine tastings to lectures and films to family activities.
The site was inaugurated in 1958 and its current building was constructed in 1986, helping it become a cultural beacon in the heart of the city. The museum opens Tuesday through Sunday from late morning until late afternoon. Join one of the docent-led gallery tours available on Fridays and Saturdays.
There is a fee to enter, with discounts for seniors and students. Admission is free for children age 12 and under. Evening admission is free on the first Thursday of each month.
The NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale stands on the northern edge of Bubier Park in the center of the city. Ride a bus to a stop in the downtown area and walk to this central sight. Stay in the neighborhood to see other surrounding gems such as Riverwalk North, History Fort Lauderdale and the Pioneer House Museum.