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Community Outreach

Community Outreach

NSU's College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Performing and Visual Arts aims to serve the needs of our community while providing relevant educational experiences to our students.

NSU Art Museum

Part of the university's expanded campus, the NSU Art Museum provides the best in visual arts exhibits and educational programs to South Florida. Founded in 1958 and with a collection of more than 6,000 works, the NSU Art Museum has become one of South Florida's leading cultural attractions, with past exhibitions ranging from Diana: A Celebration to Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. The museum also offers community visual arts classes through its Studio School and hosts an active performing arts program, including Inside Out as its resident theater company. In addition, the highly regarded Artist in Residence Program broadens the sphere of conversation about contemporary art.

CAHSS and the NSU Art Museum have developed a close relationship since summer 2008, drawing on the college's Art major and utilizing the museum’s resources to support student internships and coursework. College faculty members continue to offer an array of disciplinary expertise for lectures and scholarship. Likewise, the museum's exhibits and cataloged art provide cultural, historical, and artistic resources for a range of courses within the college. The relationship also provides stimulating co-curricular activities and exciting opportunities for the college's students.

For more information, call (954) 525-5500, email info@moafl.org.

Dance Awareness Day

Dance Awareness Day offers dance master classes for the community with NSU Dance Associate Professors Elana Lanczi, M.F.A., and Augusto Soledade, M.F.A. The event also features special guest teachers, alumni, and even senior dance majors of our program. Classes offered are in a variety of styles including Modern, Jazz, Afro-Brazilian, Composition, Dance Improvisation, and more! There is always an open Q&A session with faculty and guests after the classes finish in our performance space.

"Thank you for a wonderful day yesterday! Our dancers had a great time and were truly inspired! All of the classes were wonderful and we thought the Dance Majors that taught class were very professional and engaging! We hope to join you next year!" said Amy and Nikki of the Dance Department of Fort Lauderdale's Pine Crest School on Dance Awareness Day 2016.

NSU Center for the Humanities

In addition to championing core academic disciplines in the humanities such as history, philosophy, composition and rhetoric, criticism and theory of the performing and visual arts, literature and language studies, the Center for the Humanities is dedicated to highlighting the significant role the humanities play in related fields in the social sciences. The NSU Center for the Humanities also aims to demonstrate the relevance of the humanities as a complement to the core STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) with a view to encouraging students and scholars in those disciplines to explore these connections. The Center for the Humanities serves as a resource for both students and scholars at NSU and from elsewhere by hosting workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities. The Center for the Humanities also serves as a resource for teachers and students in the primary and secondary education system in the South Florida region, providing material resources and training opportunities. The Center is dedicated to engaging the wider South Florida community by partnering with community organizations and participating in local cultural initiatives that highlight the humanities.

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