Bonnie Clearwater Director and Chief Curator, NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale
Bonnie Clearwater became Director and Chief Curator of NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale in September 2013. A dynamic leader who played a major role in Miami’s emergence as an international arts center, she is widely recognized for her curatorial vision, scholarship and record in administration, public education and community outreach as the former director and chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Her initiatives at NSU Museum of Art include the development of a world-class exhibition program, expansion of the Museum’s scholarship and educational initiatives and engagement with the community.
Nationally recognized for her experience in museum education, Ms. Clearwater is guiding the development of an ambitious education program at NSU Museum of Art that combines the resources of its exhibitions and collection with its studio school (the AutoNation Academy of Art + Design), and Nova Southeastern University of which it is a part.
She is a leading scholar of artist Mark Rothko and is author of numerous books and publications. She holds an M.A. degree in Art History from Columbia University and B.A. in Art History from New York University.