NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a premier destination for exhibitions and programs encompassing all facets of civilization’s visual history. The museum is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s arts and entertainment district, one of the fastest growing regions in the U.S. The Art Museum’s distinctive 83,000 square-foot modernist building opened in 1986, and was designed by renowned architect Edward Larrabee Barnes. It contains over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, a 256-seat auditorium, museum store and cafe. Among the highlights of its celebrated 6,000-work permanent collection is the largest collection of paintings and drawings by American realist William Glackens, the largest collection in the United States of post-World War II avant-garde Cobra artists of Brussels, Copenhagen and Amsterdam, and an extensive collection of Latin American and Cuban art. The museum’s research centers include the William J. Glackens Research Collection and Study Center and the Goodman Study Center for Latin American Art.