Devour the works of 70 artists in the Shark exhibit at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

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Shark exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art (credit: HolidayTripper.com)

Shark exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art (credit: HolidayTripper.com)

Florida Travel Guide: Learn about Sharks at the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art

If it’s too hot to be at the beach or if it’s a rainy day in Fort Lauderdale, take the family to the Museum of Art and learn all about the scariest inhabitant of the sea…the shark!

When you walk into the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art you can’t help but notice the giant screen displaying imagery from deep under the water and, of course, video of sharks.

Shark! Exhibition on view until January 6, 2013

Sharks have been lurking in the seas for 200 million or so years before humans ever appeared on Earth. Bull sharks, gray sharks, blue sharks, angel sharks, basking sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, sleeper sharks – there are sharks in every single ocean in the entire world but you can also find sharks in lakes and rivers, too.

Come to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art and take a closer look at this amazing creature in a major exhibition which has been organized by the Museum of Art in association with Nova Southeastern University’s Oceanographic Center.

While you explore the exhibits, the kids can work through a special booklet with coloring pages and stickers so they can do their own learning about sharks!

Guest curated by Richard Ellis

Acclaimed wildlife artist, environmentalist and author, Richard Ellis, has been working hard to bring art and science together by documenting the shark. Look at drawings, photographs, sculpture and video of sharks. You’ll also enjoy the section of the exhibit devoted to one of the scariest movies of our time – the Steven Spielberg film, Jaws.

Tell us…

When you enter our fin-tastic sweepstakes contest you’ll win admission for four to the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. What do you think is the most amazing thing about sharks?