The Wolfsonian-Florida International University, Miami Beach

(500+ reviews on the web)
Art Museum
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.
Create a full Miami Beach itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Miami Beach

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Miami Beach by other users

7 days in Miami Beach BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Miami Beach BY A USER FROM TURKEY June, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in Florida BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 13 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM ISRAEL October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, culture, romantic, beaches, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, romantic, beaches, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cuba & Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Florida BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Florida BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Wow....what a nice surprise. Just happened upon this museum after taking the Art Deco Walking Tour. It's only a few blocks away. There are so many interesting objects. Do yourself a favor and spend a ...  more »
  • beautiful Museum ... perhaps the most complete in miami, together with that on the art deco!! Council to meet you visit
    View original
  • The Wolfsonian offers many different types of art for everyone. It is a cool place, and a good workout if you choose to use the steps (multiple-level museum). A must-see in Miami!  more »
Google
  • A really wonderful museum, housed within a wonderful building. There are a wide range of art deco objects on display, including some fine posters from the period. Really worth seeing to place in context alongside the art deco buildings elsewhere in Miami Beach.
  • I'm not much of an admirer of art, but I do like history. This place was described to me as a propaganda museum which led me to believe it was like war time propaganda. But that's not really what the focus was. The focus was more of Cuban-American relations through history. So this wasn't really what I expected. However, I have no doubt that there are lots of people that would appreciate it. For it not being what I expected, I'm giving it 4/5 stars. It was free to get in on Friday evening which was nice.
  • Nice little museum! Definitely worth checking out.
  • Great little museum hidden away from almost everything. Highly recommended.
  • Really worth a visit when you visit Miami!