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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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Nice small museum with interesting stuff

The exhibit we saw was very well curated, and full of interesting graphics. The subject was World War I and the graphic style that emanated from that era and the war. There was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were looking forward to visiting this museum and it was even better than we expected. It was reasonable to get in. The entrance lobby is beautiful. We really enjoyed the WW1 exhibition as well as the design floor. The building has some interesting features. You are allowed to take non flash photos. The shop was a little disappointing -... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The exhibit we saw was very well curated, and full of interesting graphics. The subject was World War I and the graphic style that emanated from that era and the war. There was not a lot of famous fine art, but the artifacts were well selected, the story told well, and it was an interesting selection of German, Italian, British,... More 

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McDonough GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

A museum focusing on arts, architecture, and design from 1880s to 1945, the Smithsonian has a great collection of objects that combine function and beauty, a great gallery of modernism in design, and a well-done display of propaganda posters. Currently, there is a fantastic WWI exhibit called myth + machine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is an absolutely delightful museum with beautiful art deco décor. I especially enjoyed their current exhibit on WWI.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This museum at 10th and Washington is housed in a gigantic converted old storage facility. Great, historic pieces like a Wharton Esherick staircase that was in a mansion in Philadelphia, an early 1939 televsion set shown at the World's Fair and a lovely gold glazed exterior from a movie theater. There is a large exhibit on propaganda during the First... More 

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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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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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