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. The Wolfsonian-Florida International University is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Miami Beach Edition.
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  • August 5, 2017
    just walk in when on Washington and view the art deco items exposed and admire th archtecture of this former furniture warehouse !  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    Be sure to look at the deco detail on the building's exterior. Small museum with very few items on display but nicely curated by themes due to the random nature of the collections. Worth a visit on a ...  more »
  • July 24, 2017
    We enjoyed visiting this Art Deco architecture Museum. The temporary exhibition dedicated to photographer Berenice Abbott was amazing! The permanent exhibition on the time Art Deco worth also. Very nice shop of the Museum. Adorable staff.
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  • May 11, 2017
    Superb little museum. Art deco, industrial design and Miami Beach history are a staple of this museum. They frequently organize excellent exhibits.
  • June 24, 2017
    Nice museum that is very reasonably priced. I think it is only $5.
  • June 10, 2017
    Great museum. Especially if you're into Art Deco.
  • March 27, 2017
    Great museum. Great exhibits. Free on Fridays after 6 pm
  • April 14, 2017
    It's worth going there. I just wouldn't pay to visit.

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