Founded in 1955, this is Fort Lauderdale’s premier art museum. Its collection features art from a wide range of time periods in all media. It is one of South Florida’s top cultural destinations. Since 2003, it broke an area record for hosting more than one million visitors annually. Its permanent collection of more than 6,000 works takes into account many different types of art while focusing on South Florida and Caribbean works and artists.
The museum’s current home was completed in 1986 by American architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. It has 21,000 square feet of exhibition space, 2,800 square feet dedicated to sculpture installations, and an auditorium that seats 256 guests.
Its permanent collections include work by American Impressionist artist Ira Glackens; a group of works from Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam nicknamed CoBrA; and an Edouard Duval-Carre exhibition called The Indigo Room.
Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale Information
- Public Transportation: Excellent (Buses 30 & 40 from the Andrews Ave. and Las Olas Blvd. stop are steps from the museum; bus 11 from the Las Olas Blvd. and SE 2nd Ave. stop is a 1-minute walk)
- Handicapped Accessibility: Good
- Hours: Sunday Noon–5:00 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Thursday open until 8:00 p.m. Closed Mondays and most major holidays
- Admission: $10 adult; $7 seniors (65+ w/ID), military (w/ID), students and children (ages 6–17); free for college students (w/ID), NSU students, faculty & staff (w/ID) and children under 5
- Tour: Group tours for 10 or more are available
- Membership: Individual membership is $50, Dual/family membership is $75. Members receive a comprehensive membership kit with personalized membership card(s); free, unlimited admission to the Museum (except special ticketed exhibitions); a free gift on your first visit to the admissions counter; members-only admission line during ticketed exhibitions; discounted tickets to lectures, performances, and family events; a 10% discount in the Museum Store & Café; invitations to special events including members-only previews and openings; E-nnouncements on programs and events; participation in BAMM, which includes free admission to participating museums in June; waived registration fee for Studio School classes; waived registration fee for Summer Nights; eligibility to join support groups; and Vatican Splendors Benefits.