Press Release


September 24, 2020 Fort Lauderdale, FL- Starry Nights are now Sunny Days at
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. Starting October 1 s the Museum will offer free
admission to all visitors on the first Thursday of each month from 11 AM to 5 PM during
Free First Thursday Sunny Days presented by AutoNation.

Sunny Days presented by AutoNation replaces NSU Art Museum’s Free First
Thursday Starry Nights evening programming, which has been discontinued at this time.
“Thanks to the generous support of AutoNation, we are able to increase the number of
our free admission hours each month. Now that NSU Art Museum has reopened we
look forward to inviting guests to explore our many current and upcoming exhibitions on
these monthly free admission days,” said Bonnie Clearwater, NSU Art Museum director
and chief curator.

“AutoNation is proud to underwrite NSU Art Museum’s Sunny Days that offer
exceptional opportunities to visit the Museum and enjoy its wonderful exhibitions
completely free of charge. The South Florida community is truly lucky to have a world-
class art museum right in its backyard,” said Marc Cannon, AutoNation’s executive vice
president, chief experience officer and chief marketing officer.

NSU Art Museum reopened to the public on September 15. The Museum’s new health
and safety guidelines that include reduced capacity (25 percent capacity limit), required
wearing of facial coverings and physical distancing can be found at

All of the Museum’s exhibitions have reopened to the public, including Happy!, which
has been extended through October 11. Other exhibitions currently on view are: I Paint
My Reality: Surrealism in Latin America; Transitions and Transformations; and William
J. Glackens from Pencil to Paint.

Visitors who join as members of NSU Art Museum during the premiere of Sunny Days
on October 1 will receive an AutoNation DRV PNK coloring race car and markers, while
supplies last.

In support of AutoNation’s DRV PNK Initiative which kicks into high gear in October,
NSU Art Museum is proud to offer FREE Admission to all frontline healthcare workers
on Saturday October 3.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is located at One East Las Olas, Blvd., Fort
Lauderdale. For additional information, please visit or call
954-525-5500. Connect with the Museum on social media @nsuartmuseum.
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.

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