In celebration of its 60th anniversary, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale announces that artworks by Theaster Gates, Jenny Holzer, Glenn Ligon, Zanele Muholi and Serge Vandercam have been acquired for its permanent collection. These new additions expand upon the museum’s strengths in contemporary art and European art of the post-World War II period, and will go on view to the public during 2018 and 2019 as part of a series of 60th anniversary exhibitions showcasing highlights of NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale’s 7,000-work collection.
The museum’s expansive early holdings in traditional African, Native and Oceanic art formed the core from which its collection developed. Today, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale holds the largest U.S. collection of the post-World War II experimental Cobra group, an extensive collection of Latin American art and Modern and contemporary art with a focus on women and multicultural artists. The museum also houses the largest collection of the early American modernist William Glackens, a member of the socially progressive Ashcan School, who was instrumental in fostering modern art in America.