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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

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Address: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 305-531-1001
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the...
A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the persuasive power of art and design.
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free on friday, great display

it is a hidden jewel in a busy commercial street such as Washington avenue, well curated, I loved the jewelry collection more than a century old

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

it is a hidden jewel in a busy commercial street such as Washington avenue, well curated, I loved the jewelry collection more than a century old

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I have been in many museums but no others with such a specific focus on Art Deco of the 20s and 30s. The collection includes posters, household objects, furniture as well as drawings and paintings. The special exhibit was the ceramics produced and painted by the Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.Women were not thought to have the potential to be artists, but... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I've been to the Wolfsonian many times for music concerts presented by the FIU School of Music ensembles. (Wolfsonian is part of FIU, along with the Jewish Museum on South Beach and the Frost Museum at FIU's main campus.) The entry-way is gorgeous, and the acoustics are great, especially for classical music. The concerts I've attended there have been very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This museum houses a large collection of Art Deco, art nouveau and modernist sculpture, art, furniture, pottery and posters. Spread out across 4 floors. $7 admission for adults. Worth a visit if you're in the South Beach area.

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New Orlenas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a lovely small museum right in the thick of things in busy Miami Beach. It is a great place to go cool off and see great exhibits which are all housed in a fabulous art deco building.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This museum is in a lovely vintage Miami Beach building. The permanent exhibits are nice, and the temporary exhibit, Newcomb Pottery, is really beautiful and enlightening. The negative: parking in the area is a real pain. There's street parking, if you're lucky enough to find a spot. Otherwise, we found a public parking garage on 16th St, 6 blocks away.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a wonderful art museum right in the heart of South Beach. It has three floors, two for rotating exhibitions, and one for the permanent collection. The collection is largely dedicated to modern (i.e. twentieth century) design, and includes wonderful examples of graphic art, furniture, and some painting. Everything is thematically arranged. The museum was a lifesaver on one... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I loved this museum! While we were here there was a terrific exhibit of Newcomb Pottery which was absolutely fabulously curated and also explicated throughout. They also have an incredibly beautiful fountain there as well as an interesting exhibit on the history of Miami Beach. If you get caught in the rain, as we did, you will not be sorry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

the first floor is free. But if you want to go upstairs it a fee. The art here was real informative. I like the big robot. They also had an old time generator, it was real big.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This is a fun museum to visit in the Art Deco District. When we were there, they had an exhibit about the post-Confederacy women artists from Sophie Newcomb College (New Orleans). The exhibit was well curated and informative. The permanent collection includes beautiful architectural details from Art Deco buildings including the showpiece window right inside the entrance. Outside the third... More 

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