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Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Map & Directions 1 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
  • Daily 11am-7pm


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

A few years back, the prospects for the Museum of Art|Fort Lauderdale were grim. There was talk of a third-party takeover, or of even closing the place down altogether. Then came, in short succession, "Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes," "Diana: A Celebration," and, most triumphant of all, "Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs," which went on to make history as South Florida's most popular exhibition ever. Which raised the question: How do you top Tut? You don't, exactly, but you don't just throw in the towel, either. After the double whammy of "Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge" and "Cradle of Christianity: Treasures from the Holy Land" - the former a sleeper, the latter a disappointment - the museum reestablished its artistic credibility last year with a pair of audacious exhibitions. "The Quilts of Gee's Bend" featured 60 or so quilts more reminiscent of Abstract Expressionist painting than of traditional quilting, and "Inspired by China: Contemporary Furnituremakers Explore Chinese Traditions" challenged 22 artisans to put their spin on traditional Chinese furniture. The museum thrives on other fronts as well. Its small art school continues to grow, and its previously underused Horvitz Auditorium sits empty less and less often. And the museum now attracts a younger audience with its All Together Now events.

Member Reviews

  • on 02/18/10

    They always have interesting exhibits showing in their beautiful facility. A must for those living or visiting Ft. Lauderdale!

  • on 09/30/09

    Museum of Art

  • on 05/26/09

    offering courses in painting, drawing, design, and other disciplines taught by professional artists; The Museum's two floors have a total of more than 21,000 square feet of space (not including the Glackens Wing) available for exhibitions. The auditorium, sculpture terrace, and other Museum facilities can be rented for private functions.

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Tips from foursquare

  • VisitLauderdale on 03/12/12

    Create and take-away your own masterpiece by taking painting, drawing, or design course taught by professional artists in the Studio Arts Program.

  • roxanne on 04/13/10

    Awesome contemp art upstairs. Have to see the phone booth in the cement piece! bizarre

  • VisitLauderdale on 03/14/12

    Art lovers indulge in the largest US collection from the CoBrA movement, art from Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam

  • Nova Southeastern on 01/03/12

    NSU students, faculty & staff receive free general admission with SharkCard! * Not valid for special ticketed exhibitions.

  • The Ritz-Carlton on 06/20/11

    The Museum of Art embodies the transformation of this city. Once invaded by army forts and spring breakers, Fort Lauderdale is now better known for superyachts, luxury hotels and culture.

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    Daily until May 18

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    11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. until May 18, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Sun. until May 18, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. every Thu. until May 18

  • 12:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until August 1

    Organized by the CoBrA Museum (Amstelveen, Netherlands) and the Nova... More »

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