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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 museum focuses on design - which was very interesting to us. When we were there the main exhibit was how globes and maps were used in advertising. Enjoyed it. Plus the art deco building was... 
    This museum focuses on design - which was very interesting to us. When we were there the main exhibit was how globes and maps were used in advertising. Enjoyed it. Plus the art deco building was...  more »
  • The building was very nice and worth to see. There was an exhibition related to geography with historical maps and posters. International perspective wad good. 
    The building was very nice and worth to see. There was an exhibition related to geography with historical maps and posters. International perspective wad good.  more »
  • The Wolfsonian is the brain child of Micky Wolfson, who started not only this museum, but another like it in Genoa Italy. The museum is unlike most others. It focuses more on art and design from the....  more
    The Wolfsonian is the brain child of Micky Wolfson, who started not only this museum, but another like it in Genoa Italy. The museum is unlike most others. It focuses more on art and design from the....  more »
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  • It's a beautiful museum with amazing art deco architecture. It's thoughtfully curated and there's a cafe in the gift shop.
  • You won't even notice that there's a museum on Washington &10st. Small and free ))
  • Although the museum is tiny, I really liked it there, you have to say right away, it didn't cost any admission either. the exhibits are very interesting. and also I liked the museum shop very much.
  • This is a must if you’re interested in Art Deco or 20th Century Design. The majority of the display items are objects; household appliances, furniture and items of commercial usage. There are a few paintings & posters from the Art Deco era, and various cool items from world fairs. Fair value at $12, my only complaint is that the actual display space is quite small for such a large building just 2 floors, 2 further floors are offices and one floor is a library. Would have loved to have seen more of the collection! On a positive note there is however no restriction on taking photos.
  • Fabulous and eclectic museum dedicated to Art Deco in all its forms from furniture to art to appliances to textiles. Not to be missed if your are an art deco fan. Don’t miss the gift shop.

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