NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Exhibition Schedule 2020 – 2021
Dates for the following new exhibitions are subject to change. Consult nsuartmuseum.org for latest updates.
New Art South Florida
South Florida Cultural Consortium Exhibition
November 21, 2020 – February 21, 2021
New Art South Florida puts a spotlight on the work of 13 preeminent South Florida artists who are
recipients of the 2020 South Florida Cultural Consortium awards. Artists include: Broward County –
Nathalie Alfonso, Shane Eason and Andriana Mereuta; Miami-Dade County – Itzel Basualdo, Franky
Cruz, GeoVanna Gonzalez, Nicolas Lobo, Monica Lopez De Victoria, Kareem Tabsch and Antonia
Wright; Palm Beach County – Ates Isildak; and Monroe County – Michel Delgado and Mark Hedden. The
Consortium, an alliance of the arts councils of Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe and Palm Beach
Counties, conferred the artists with awards at either the $15,000 or $7,500 level. These awards are
among the largest such honors accorded by local arts agencies to visual and media artists in the United
States. The exhibition New Art South Florida is curated by NSU Art Museum Director and Chief Curator
Bonnie Clearwater, a longtime champion of South Florida artists.
The South Florida Cultural Consortium is funded with the support of the Boards of County Commissioners of
Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County.
The World of Anna Sui
February 28 – October 3, 2021
This major retrospective exhibition explores the glamorous and eclectic world of one of New York’s most
beloved and accomplished designers. Anna Sui has become known for creating fabulously original
clothing inspired by intensive research into vintage fashion and popular culture. The exhibition ranges
from early looks such as exuberant Carnaby Street schoolgirl outfits worn by supermodels Linda
Evangelista and Naomi Campbell in Sui’s first runway show in 1991, to the cowboy and cheerleaders
modeled by Gigi and Bella Hadid during her Spring/Summer 2017 Americana-themed collection. Born in
the suburbs of Detroit, Sui joined New York’s cultural underground at an intensely creative time in the
1970s, forming important relationships in the worlds of fashion, photography, art, music and design. The
exhibition looks at Sui’s artistic journey through her creative process, collections, interiors, and
collaborations. Items on view will also include fashions worn by Sui’s personal style icons who
include Anita Pallenberg and Jane Holzer, along with her distinctly graphic textiles as well as those
created with prominent partners including Zandra Rhodes and Barbara Hulanicki. The World of Anna Sui
is curated by Dennis Nothdruft. The exhibition was originally displayed and organized by the
Fashion and Textile Museum, London and was also presented in Shanghai, Tokyo and New
The presentation of The World of Anna Sui at NSU Art Museum is generously sponsored by The Douglas
A. Hirsch and Holly S. Andersen Family Foundation in honor of Jane B. Holzer. Additional support provided by The
David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation.
Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room
March 6 – Fall, 2021
Lemme walk across the room, the large-scale installation by New York-based artist Eric N. Mack (b.
1987) that premiered at the Brooklyn Museum in 2019, is being reimagined for NSU Art Museum’s grand
second-floor gallery. Comprised of textile-based works, hung, mounted and draped in conversation with
the museum’s architecture, Mack’s installation expands the boundaries of painting, sculpture, and
fashion, dynamically reflecting and framing the rich visual experiences of the everyday as it also
acknowledges the history of abstract (expressionist) painting.
Eric N. Mack: Lemme walk across the room is organized by NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale based on an exhibition
originally presented by the Brooklyn Museum. The Brooklyn Museum presentation was curated by Ashley James,
former Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum (currently Associate Curator, Contemporary Art,
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum).
HAPPY! (through October 11, 2020)
I Paint My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America (through Fall 2021)
Transitions and Transformations (through January 10, 2021)
William J. Glackens: From Pencil to Paint (through 2021)
NSU Art Museum is located at One East Las Olas Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL. For additional
information, visit nsuartmuseum.org or call 954-525-5500. Connect with the Museum on social
Founded in 1958, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is a premier destination for exhibitions and programs encompassing many facets of civilization’s visual history. Located midway between Miami and Palm Beach in downtown Fort Lauderdale’s arts and entertainment district, the Museum’s 83,000 square-foot building, which opened in 1986, was designed by architect Edward Larrabee Barnes and contains over 25,000 square feet of exhibition space, the 256-seat Horvitz auditorium, a museum store and café. In 2008, the Museum became part of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), one of the largest private research universities in the United States. NSU Art Museum is known for its significant collection of Latin American art, contemporary art with an emphasis on art by Black, Latinx and women artists, African art that spans the 19 th to the 21 st -century, as well as works by American artist William Glackens, and the European Cobra group of artists. Two scholarly research centers complement the collections: The Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman Latin American Art Study Center and the William J. Glackens Study Center.
Exhibitions and programs at NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale are made possible in part by a challenge grant from the David and Francie Horvitz Family Foundation. Funding is also provided by the City of Fort Lauderdale, AutoNation, Community Foundation of Broward, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida
Council on Arts and Culture. NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the American Association of Museums