Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale


The Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale


One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FL 33301.

Located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale’s Arts and Entertainment District, the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale is Broward County’s most exciting venue for cultural activities. The Museum features an ever-changing menu of exhibitions, along with an ambitious education program offering art classes in a variety of media and subjects for all ages and skill levels, and weekly special events ranging from jazz concerts to lectures to yoga lessons.

Recent large-scale exhibitions include Diana, a celebration and Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes, and shows featuring the work of such diverse artists as photographers Ansel Adams, Clyde Butcher, Maria Martínez-Cañas, and Tony Mendoza; painters Edouard Duval Carrie, Enrique Martínez Celaya, and Stephen Scott Young; and sculptor Edwina Sandys.

Among the Museum’s permanent collections are American and European modern and contemporary art, Picasso ceramics, and contemporary Cuban art. The Museum also has a comprehensive collection of the work of the American impressionist William Glackens, as well as one of the country’s largest collections of works by the Northern European artists who collectively make up the movement known as CoBrA (named for the cities of Copenhagen, Brussels, and Amsterdam).

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 Norma and William Horvitz Auditorium, with a seating capacity of 256, is a versatile facility that can be used for lectures, concerts, plays, films, and other activities, and the Miriam and Bernard Peck Sculpture Terrace on the second floor offers roughly 2,800 square feet of space for sculpture installations. The auditorium, sculpture terrace, and other Museum facilities can be rented for private functions.

The Museum is located at One E. Las Olas Blvd., on the northeast corner of Andrews Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard, at the foot of the Andrews Avenue drawbridge over the New River. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with extended hours on Thursdays until 9 p.m. The Museum is closed on Tuesdays and on major national holidays. For special exhibitions such as Saint Peter and the Vatican and Diana, the Museum is open seven days a week (except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s). Special admission may apply for some exhibitions.

Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale
One East Las Olas Boulevard,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, FL 33301.


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  • Art and Antiques

    Las Olas Boulevard is fascinating for those interested in the arts. Stores and galleries feature artworks and antiques from all over the world.

    Your taste may be for modern art - you may prefer styles from days gone by. It may be that you are looking for artworks from Europe or from the East. You may be interested in American military antiques. Whatever your choice, you'll find plenty of stores and galleries to explore on the boulevard.

    The boulevard has been famous for its art since the sixties, when The Fort Lauderdale Art Center started in a storefront. It later became the Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale. In addition to its permanent exhibitions, exciting visiting exhibits are often to be seen. Antique buffs will love the Stranahan House. This historic home has been restored to its 1913 configuration with period furniture and accessories.

    The boulevard is also the home of the Las Olas Art Fairs which take place on several weekends during the year and also the recently reinstated art walk, which take place on the third Thursday of every month.

    If architecture is your interest, you'll find buildings by Edward Larabee Barnes, Francis Abreu, Wells Squier and even, tucked away in the neighborhood, Don Singer.

    Don't miss the public art along the boulevard - from kinetic elephant sculptures and the 'huge red armchair' to classical Italian murals.


    Las Olas is often described as the jewel in Fort Lauderdale's crown, and rightly so. It's hard to imagine any other area that has so much to offer its visitors and local residents.

    Fabulous restaurants, fashion stores, galleries, spas ans salons - just about everything you need is right here on Las Olas.

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