NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale founded in 1958, is housed in a building designed by noted American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and completed in 1986. In 2003, the Museum inaugurated its Studio Arts Program, offering courses in painting, drawing, design, and other disciplines taught by professional artists. Classrooms are located in the Riverfront complex along the scenic New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. An active performing arts program, including Inside Out as its resident theater company, is scheduled in the Museum’s 256-seat Horvitz Auditorium. The Museum has now become well known for its exhibitions, which have ranged from Diana: A Celebration to Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, and for the highly regarded Artist in Residence Program, which broadens the sphere of conversation about contemporary art. The Museum of Art has become one of South Florida’s leading cultural attractions. Since 2003, it has broken all South Florida museum records by hosting more than one million visitors. The Museum’s collection of more than six thousand works is international in scope, while strongly reflecting the creative expression of the cultures of South Florida and the Caribbean. The collection includes significant works by the American artist William Glackens, by the artists of the northern European CoBrA movement, and by contemporary Cuban artists. It is the mission of the Museum to explore the broadest spectrum of visual culture at the highest level of quality.