NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale


Nestled in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale across from Huizenga Plaza and the New River, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has become one of South Florida’s leading cultural attractions. The Museum’s celebrated permanent collection contains more than 6,000 works. Among its highlights is the country’s largest collection of 19th and early 20th century paintings and drawings by the American realist William Glackens, the most extensive holding in the U.S. of works by post-World War II, avant-garde CoBrA artists from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, and extensive holdings of works by leading Latin American artists.


There are several facilities within the Museum, including an expansive auditorium and a beautiful terrace that can be rented for special occasions such as rehearsal dinners, weddings, anniversary parties, or Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. The Museum also supports education of the arts within the community, with programs such as Museum on the Move that introduces Broward County students to arts through STEAM-based principles and hands-on art activities.

1 East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

At a glance

  • Located in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s arts district, NSU’s Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a dynamic cultural hub featuring more than 6,000 works.
  • The Museum’s modernist building was designed by the renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and opened in 1986. In addition to exhibit space, the 83,000-square-foot building contains a 250-seat Horvitz Auditorium, bookstore and café.
  • The William J. Glackens Research Collection and Study Center features 77 of the painter’s sketches, more than 1,000 photographs spanning his life, as well as correspondence, exhibition reviews and unpublished research.
  • In addition to critically acclaimed art exhibitions, NSU's Art Museum Fort lauderdale presents lectures, art workshops, art classes for children and adults, family activities, concerts and performances.
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Weddings and Special Events

NSU’s Art Museum Fort Lauderdale provides an extraordinary setting for wedding and special events while surrounded by galleries with world-renowned art exhibitions.   One of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s most sought-after venues, the Museum is a unique setting for indoor and outdoor weddings making this the ideal Fort Lauderdale location for a memorable occasion.

Located in beautiful downtown Fort Lauderdale on prestigious Las Olas Boulevard, we are in the heart of the arts and entertainment district and minutes from beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach, which boasts seven miles of world famous coastline and beachfront promenade.

For more information or to schedule an event please contact Ethel Lipoff, Special Events Manager at 954.262.0249 or elipoff@moafl.org.

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