NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale


Nestled in the heart of Downtown Fort Lauderdale across from Huizenga Plaza and the New River, Nova Southeastern University’s Art Museum Fort Lauderdale has become one of South Florida’s leading cultural attractions. It is home to a collection of more than six thousand works that is international in scope, strongly reflecting the creative expression of the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean. Additionally, the Museum has become well known for its touring exhibitions, which have ranged from Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, to the highly regarded Artist in Residence Program, which broadens the sphere of conversation about contemporary art.

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 the AutoNation Academy of Art & Design, which offers courses in painting, drawing, design and other disciplines taught by professional artists.

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painter’s sketches, more than 1,000 photographs spanning his life, as well as correspondence, exhibition reviews and unpublished research.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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