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What’s Old is New: Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Set to Open New Breakers Avenue Entrance

Hotel guests and residents on the south side of Bonnet House Museum & Gardens will have an easier way to access the historic estate.  That’s because on Tuesday, June 3 at 9:00am, Bonnet House will be reopening its historic south entrance. The new pedestrian entrance opening on to Breakers Avenue is the first phase of other improvements to the property that will eventually include an educational amphitheater and an archaeological exhibit interpreting the property’s Tequesta Indian shell midden.

‘Love Me, Love My … Ghost The Musical’ Package Reflects Romance of “Ghost The Musical” with Special Offers at Grille 401, River Ghost Tours/Stranahan House Tour, Ceramics Course & B Ocean Fort Lauderdale Hotel Stay

Package Available for Ticket Holders of “Ghost The Musical,” Playing at Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 29–May 11.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – April 4, 2014 – Those who purchase tickets to “Ghost The Musical,” playing Tuesday, April 29–Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, can continue the love felt between characters Sam and Molly with the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District’s “Love Me, Love My … Ghost The Musical” package. The package allows “Ghost The Musical” ticket holders to enjoy special romantic promotions, including:

Cruise Passengers Can Soak Up Pre- and Post-Cruise Cultural Fun in Fort Lauderdale with Riverwalk A&E District Partners’ Exciting ‘Cruise & Play’ Offers

Pre-and post-cruise cultural adventures in Fort Lauderdale can be the perfect complement to any cruise vacation, and Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) partners are offering great values for passengers to soak up the area’s renowned entertainment, art, beauty, history and more.

Juror Selected & Open Call to Artists for Bonnet House’s Annual Fundraiser ‘Impressions: A Juried Art Exhibit’

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens has selected a juror and opened the Call for Entries for its 14th Annual Juried Art Exhibit and Fundraiser scheduled for Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 6:00p.m. Bonnet House would like to welcome Anthony Lauro as this year’s juror.

NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale Presents: Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft and Design

Exploration of cutting-edge conceptual trends in contemporary woodworking by leading artists and designers including Ursula von Rydingsvard, Martin Puryear, Ai Weiwei, Betye Saar, Alison Elizabeth Taylor Maarten Baas, Sebastian Errazuriz and Mark Moskovitz among others.

Nova Southeastern University appoints Bonnie Clearwater Director of NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale

Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) President and CEO, George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., today announced the appointment of Bonnie Clearwater, M.A., as the new Director of NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale effective September 3, 2013. Clearwater joins NSU’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami. Clearwater will work closely with the museum and university staff, and the museum’s Board of Governors, to lead the museum into an era of unprecedented transformation and growth.

KIDS…This is For You! Bring Your Family! Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM) June 2013

It’s time to have fun and visit our 17 attractions and museums during the month of June. Broward Attractions and Museums Month (BAMM) kicks off June 1.  During the month of June members of any one of the 17 cultural institutions in Broward County, and South Palm Beach County, receive free general admission to all participating venues. So, what are you waiting for, JOIN ONE AND EXPERIENCE ALL 17!

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens Programs and Events – Summer 2013

Summer at Bonnet House Museum & Gardens is highlighted with Art Exhibitions, Orchid Care Classes and Cool Saturdays as well as a variety of other programs and activities throughout the season. The summer schedule of programs and events include:

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale Unveils Major New Exhibition: ‘Wari: Pre-Inca Lords of Peru’

This month, the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art, unveils “Wari: Pre-Inca Lords of Peru,” the first North American exhibition to explore the art of the Wari, a highly sophisticated society that existed in the Andes Mountains of Peru between C.E. 600 and 1000.  Today the Wari culture is widely acknowledged as ancient Peru’s first empire.

Learn the art of Calligraphy, Watercolor, Acrylics and Zentangle on the Historic Bonnet House Estate

Learn the art of calligraphy, watercolor, acrylics and zentangle on the historic Bonnet House Estate this season. Two six-week, one four-week and two three-week workshops will be offered beginning in January. All classes are taught outdoors throughout the beautiful grounds.