Free First Thursday – Sunny Days/Starry Nights

Free First Thursday - Sunny Days/Starry Nights


Thursday, April 1, 2021    
11:00 am - 7:00 pm


NSU Art Museum
One East Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301, Broward County

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Visitors enjoy free Museum admission on every first Thursday of the month from 11 am to 7 pm with 2-for-1 wine all day happy hour in the Museum Cafe. Starry Nights is presented by Broward Health.

NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale is thrilled to announce Free First Thursdays Starry Nights presented by Broward Health are back after a two-year hiatus. This partnership with Broward Health has allowed the Museum to couple Starry Nights with Sunny Days, offering visitors a full day of free admission to the Museum from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy all-day 2 for 1 happy hour in the Museum Café.

“All of us at NSU Art Museum are extremely grateful to Broward Health for enabling us to bring back this popular initiative,” said Bonnie Clearwater, Director and Chief Curator of NSU Art Museum. “We believe in building community through art and deeply appreciate Broward Health’s support to further this goal and provide increased accessibility for all in Broward County. We anticipate immense success with Starry Nights and look forward to expanding community events, artists lectures, and art workshops in the breezeway and more.”

Held on the first Thursday of every month, Starry Nights presented by Broward Health provides unique opportunities for reflection, understanding and community unity through the arts, and encourages people of all backgrounds to come together to enjoy exhibitions, programs and performances free of charge. After a two-year hiatus and continued success with the program beforehand, the Museum anticipates Starry Nights will facilitate an elevated level of community engagement. Starry Nights Free First Thursday are the Museum’s only regular evening hours.

“Broward Health is proud to support NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale in making the arts more accessible to our community,” said Shane Strum, President and CEO of Broward Health. “Having institutions such as the museum curating conversations and experiences is vital to the growth and well-being of our community. We look forward to being an active partner with NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale and are confident that Starry Nights will encourage greater cultural enrichment for our patients and friends throughout South Florida.”

The commencement of Starry Nights by Broward Health comes days after the debut of the Museum’s newest exhibition, Confrontation: Keith Haring and Pierre Alechinsky, on view through October 27, 2022. This is the first exhibition dedicated to exploring the historic and visual intersections between American street artist and art activist Keith Haring (1958-1990) and virtuosic Belgian painter, Pierre Alechinsky (b. 1927), the last surviving member of the European avant-garde art movement, CoBrA.

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