NSU Art Museum Tours
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The NSU Art Museum is located on Fort Lauderdale’s Las Olas Boulevard, a key part of the vibrant art district. Visitors can view more than 6,000 works in the museum’s international collection, which has a strong focus on South Florida and Caribbean culture, with artwork by Cuban artists, William Glackens, and northern European CoBrA artists.
Housed in a 1986 building designed by American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes, NSU Art Museum (part of Nova Southeastern University) was founded in 1958. There is more than 25,000 square feet (2322 square meters) of gallery space, including rotating exhibitions that showcase thought-provoking themes. Permanent collections include several post-war, European avant garde artists. NSU also holds the largest collection of works by painter William Glackens.
On the museum’s second floor you’ll find the Miriam and Bernard Peck Sculpture Terrace, which provides space for sculpture installations. The museum also features a 250-seat auditorium, bookstore, and cafe. During your visit, you might be able to attend a lecture, concert, play, film, or one of the other events planned throughout the year. The museum is next door to AutoNation Academy of Art + Design, and also hosts a well-known artist-in-residence program for contemporary artists.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The museum is fully accessible to guests. Wheelchairs are available at the admission desk on a first-come, first-served basis.
- An on-site cafe serves hot and cold sandwiches, salads, sweets, coffees, and other beverages.
- Food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.
- Photography is not allowed in the galleries.
How to Get There
The NSU Art Museum is located on Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale, across from Huizenga Plaza and just a few blocks from the beach. From I-95, take the Broward Boulevard exit east to Andrews Avenue, then head south to Las Olas Boulevard. Metered parking and paid city lots are available. The local Sun Trolley also stops at the museum.
When to Get There
The museum is open noon–5pm Sunday, 11am–5pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 11am–8pm (with free admission 4–8pm) the first Thursday of the month. There are docent-led gallery tours every Friday and Saturday (2–3pm).
Don’t miss the outdoor murals during your visit to the NSU Art Museum. These vibrant works, such as Venezuelan artist Arturo Herrera’s Band, and Miami artist Jen Stark’s Acid-Free, span the height and length of the building’s exterior, signaling the importance of this institution within the South Florida artistic landscape.
Address: 1 East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33301, USA
Hours: Closed Mondays.
3 Tours and Activities to Experience NSU Art Museum
Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
Pedal through Fort Lauderdale’s scenic waterfront neighborhoods on a 2-hour bicycle tour with an experienced guide. Cruise past rows of swaying palms on the Riverwalk, and learn about the city’s trading post origins at the historic Stranahan House. See the best places to eat, drink and shop like a local along Las Olas Boulevard then visit a lush park, an entertainment district and a glamorous riverside neighborhood. Enjoy a leisurely pace, with time to stop for snacks, drinks and photos.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
Cruise along Fort Lauderdale’s historic New River and enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner on this cruise. Board the Jungle Queen Riverboat and see the luxurious mansions and yachts along Millionaire’s Row, stretching from the Bahia Mar Yachting Center to the Intracoastal Waterway. The cruise travels to a tropical isle for an endless dinner offering barbecue ribs, and chicken with all the trimmings. Then experience a laugh-out-loud variety show to cap off an enjoyable and entertaining evening.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are NSU Art Museum hours of operation?
NSU Art Museum hours of operation: Closed Mondays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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