The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, Miami Beach

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Learn about the history and development of art in the shaping of opinion, perception, and thought at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University. Associated with the Smithsonian institutions, the museum houses nearly 180,000 pieces from countries around the world. Follow the rise of modern art from the late 19th century to the end of World War II as you wander its multitude of exhibits and displays, featuring works ranging from modernist furniture and ceramic decorations to more traditional paintings and murals. Stop by the facility's section on propaganda to view its extensive agglomeration of posters and artwork from both the West and the formerly-Communist world. Swing by the gift shop afterward to pick up a souvenir or book about the period covered by the museum. Using our online itinerary creator, Miami Beach attractions like The Wolfsonian - Florida International University can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This collection of art and objects was truly delightful. We especially enjoyed the presentation of the poster art of Julius Klinger who lived mostly in Vienna and Berlin prior to WWII.  more »
  • Near the beach is easy to continue to enjoy the Sun and sea! Error not to do! The building is maintained and the exhibition of paintings and objects of design val well visiting. Amazing mobile tv of 1939! P.s. remember to cover ... is freezing cold. Especially in the elevator. Which incidentally is delightfully decorated and you can not miss, there are even gargoiles!!
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  • Small museum conveniently located in Miami Beach's Art Deco district. Beautiful building with good collection of furniture and appliances from early 1900's. The Julius Klinger exhibit with advertising...  more »
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  • Intro film sets up goal of collector and museum. Driving force for collection is all that the industrial revolution created to make modern lives more interesting and efficient. Wolfson notes his collection and personal interest are contrary to what comes from nature; he is steadfastly fascinated by that which man creates for enjoyment. Period is 1920s through art deco and beyond
  • The museum is really nice. It shows so many things about the industrial era of the past and makes you appreciate what you have today. The collector shop is a bit costly.
  • Close to our hotel and did not overpower you with massive amounts of information. Bog enough to make an interesting trip. Allow about two hrs.
  • Well worth a visit. Perhaps the most profound impact of any museum we visited in Miami.
  • Eclectic and quirky, plus revolving exibits on upper floors. It's a design museam with an odd collection which I completely enjoyed.
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