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Welcome to Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale’s New Director, Bonnie Clearwater!

Published on Jul 22, 2013 by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale NSU

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We are happy to welcome a new member to the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment (A&E) District family: Bonnie Clearwater, M.A. was announced as the new Director of Riverwalk A&E partner, Nova Southeastern University’s Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, on July 17! She will officially take over the position on Sept. 3, 2013.

One of the most prominent figures in South Florida’s art world, Bonnie joins Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale from 18 years at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami, where she served as Director and  Chief Curator. While there, she transformed MOCA into a museum of international stature, recognized for its original and groundbreaking exhibitions, collection, education and public programs. She also played a key role in establishing Miami as a preeminent international arts center and destination.

At Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, Bonnie 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. She brings to the museum her extensive knowledge and experience in shaping an institution’s identity and mission, and in developing thought-provoking exhibitions and collections.

Bonnie’s vision is to build upon the museum’s strong programs already in place to raise its standing regionally and nationally as a dynamic center of culture, education and community engagement. With her boundless energy, creativity and unparalleled understanding of the field, Bonnie represents a transformational opportunity for the museum, the university and the community.

We look forward to working with Bonnie to continue to promote cultural tourism in South Florida!

Founded in 1958, the 83,000 square-foot Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale contains 25,000 square-feet of exhibition space, a 6,000-work permanent collection, the 250-seat Horvitz Auditorium, a branch of the Books + Books bookstore and café, AutoNation Academy for Art + Design and much more. For more information, visit or call (954) 525-5500.

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