On Sunday, March 4, the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale will celebrate its 60th anniversary from 1 to 4 p.m.
Bonnie Clearwater, director and chief curator of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, said, “[The event is] to celebrate the founders of the museum, and our history and the success that the museum has today. It’s for all ages, and it will be educational. We’ll have tours of the museum and its exhibitions. There’ll be fun, a giant birthday cake, a timeline showing the museum’s history since its founding in 1958.”
In addition, the Sharkettes will perform and NSU’s mascot Razor the Shark will be in attendance. There will also be several art workshops, music performances, artists sketching in the cafe and cake.
The goal of the celebration is to commemorate and look back on all that the art museum has achieved in 60 years.
“It has brought world class art to downtown Fort Lauderdale for the entire community to enjoy, and it has educated hundreds of thousands of children, teens and adults over the years,” said Clearwater. “It has been a leader in the urban development of the downtown business and arts and education district.”
Not only will this party celebrate the founding of the museum, but also its partnership with NSU that began 10 years ago in 2008. Since then, both the museum and NSU community have benefitted from the relationship.
“It has firmly established the museum as an educational institution. It reaches out to students of all ages,” explained Clearwater.
Students, staff and faculty of NSU also automatically become members of the museum upon affiliation with the university, meaning they receive a variety of benefits, among them free admission.
All members of the Fort Lauderdale and NSU community are encouraged to attend the celebration.
“It’s an opportunity to see the world through artist’s eyes from all parts of the world, from all periods of time. It’s an exciting place that builds critical thinking and encourages creativity,” said Clearwater.
NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s 60th birthday party is free, including admission and activities. For more information, visit nsuartmuseum.org/events or call 954-262-0258.