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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  • I’m don’t have a huge attention span. This had me from start to finish gripped into the story. From floor to floor each exhibit had clearly been carefully curated to tell a story. A powerful and compe...  more »
  • Especially when amn worldtrade realised after a short visit to cost what the entry - and that is the most beautiful of the SHop next to the entrance hall... Rest to forget it just two of the four floors are accessible
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  • Everything worked here. The building is a delight and the price of entry reasonable. The permanent collection was full of fascinating items and the special exhibition of Julius Klinger posters a delig...  more »
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  • Great museum. Visually stunning both in the collection and the building itself. Only drawback was the surly and uncommunicative kid that was working the front ticket booth. What a bad first impression!
  • This is the best museum in Miami! They have a wonderful and unique collection. The staff is very friendly too.
  • Great museum of design and art. Excellent shop with small restaurant and coffee bar. Sad to see that their roof leaks, making it impossible to keep the whole collection protected, but it really is a nice place. Free on Friday after 3.
  • A paradise for 20th century history and art lovers alike.
  • Enjoyed this place very much. Lots of unique Art Deco art and design. Took me about 1.5 hours to complete

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