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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

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Address: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: 305-531-1001
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Description: The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center in the heart...
The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center in the heart of Miami's historic Art Deco district that uses nearly 120,000 objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design.
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The cultural pearl of Miami Beach

You won't find a collection quite like the Wolfsonian's anywhere in the world. Truly unique. Devoted to the Art Nouveau/Art Deco/Streamline era. I only wish that the museum had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You won't find a collection quite like the Wolfsonian's anywhere in the world. Truly unique. Devoted to the Art Nouveau/Art Deco/Streamline era. I only wish that the museum had more exibit space for they show just a fraction of their formidable collection at any given time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Lovely little museum, easy to negotiate ( although I'm glad it was quiet on our visit & you had to go from floor to floor using a small lift) Great array of art deco nostalgia pieces.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This places has an eclectic collection of really interesting objects that the Wolfsonian has on display. It's worth the visit if you're going to Miami Beach

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a gem of a museum/gallery, almost unnoticed from outside but well worth a visit. At the time of our visit there was an exhibition of Art works inspired by and dating from the First World War. This was particularly well done and the background information given was intelligent and well displayed. We were very impressed and would recommend... More 

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Brussels
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The place is not bad but the exposition I have seen was not too exciting. The entry anyway is free and you can visit at ease because there are few people.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We came upon this museum after dinner one night. The look through the door of the lobby revealed a gorgeous window grill from an old theater. We decided to go the next day and were not disappointed! Amazing exhibit on World War I.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Interesting building, displays, special exhibition First world war. Good cafe , showing film, with unusual gift shop. Helpful staff. Excellent value for money.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We were recently in Miami prior to departing on a cruise and decided to take my in-laws who are in their mid 80's to this museum. We were attracted to the Myth and Machine: The First World War in Visual Culture exhibit and were not disappointed with the quality and diversity of the items showcased. I was particularly taken by... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The exhibit at the time of our visit, the Art and Propaganda of WW1 was amazing, as were the displays of the permanent collection. The museum itself is a lovely venue. Well worth a visit when you are in South Beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

They gave me free entry for liking the museum on Facebook and I spent about 45 minutes exploring the exhibits. The building itself is classic art deco and quite amazing considering it was a storage building. The exhibits are unique and interesting. Worth a stop particularly if its a rainy day.

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