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The Wolfsonian-FIU

Map & Directions 1001 Washington Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
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305-531-1001
  • Sun-Tue, Thu, Sat 12pm-6pm, Fri 12pm-9pm
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  • Garage, Meters, Street

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Miami New Times' Description

This impressive outpost is a painstakingly curated assortment of art only to be found in the 305. It came from a collection that originated with millionaire Mitchell "Micky" Wolfson Jr.'s, and it's utterly jam packed with goodies. A museum, library and research center in one, the Wolfsonian-Florida International University holds an astonishing 120,000 objects from 1885 to 1945 (the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War). It includes furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. So basically, everything. It's American culture as it used to be.

Merchant's Description

The Wolfsonian–Florida International University is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.

 
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  • The Transit Navigator on 10/02/11

    Great museum that focuses much more on design advances than traditional art. See how the products we use everyday have progressed over the years!

  • Let's Go on 04/18/11

    Free admission on Fridays from 6-9pm! Plus, if you prefer beautiful people to beautiful paintings, the price of an espresso will buy you hours of people-watching pleasure at Ocean Drive’s trendy cafes

  • Travel + Leisure on 09/30/13

    Micky Wolfson’s object collection is meant to showcase the “persuasive power of art and design.” You’ll see propaganda posters by Ben Shahn, World’s Fair souvenirs, and mid-20th-century appliances.

  • Michael B. on 10/19/12

    Great on a rainy day. A beautiful curated collection. I would love to see it become America's V&A

  • Michael T. on 06/04/10

    The Wolfsonian-FIU is a museum located in the heart of historic Miami Beach, within easy walking distance of the world-famous Art Deco hotels. Its fascinating collection of objects from the modern era

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