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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

Address: 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: 305-531-1001
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Ranked #18 of 48 Attractions in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center in the heart of Miami's historic Art...
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Type: Educational Sites, Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Thu 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Tue 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Museum security are a bit lurkey, but in the art work was great. Lots of art deco and lots of propaganda posters and Lettering examples. And the gift / book shop is great too.

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Sydney
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21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is a gem. The Art Deco Society Walking Tour stops outside and explains the history of the building and advises a visit. Good advice. The museum has a quirky, even eccentric, collection of objects; architectural features, electric gadgets, artworks etc. When we visited they had a special exhibit that commemorated WW1. It’s not crowded so it’s easy to see... More 

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New York City
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

They offer unusal exhibits combining 2 areas of interest.- propogada art and decorative arts. All very well displayed and described. They also have a fine shop & wonderfully designed cafe.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

For those who enjoy museums and art, the Wolfsonian is definitely a place to go if you're in Miami Beach. When I went there, they had a really nice exposition on the Great War and about Art Deco.

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Torrington, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Great exhibits, interesting permanent collections. An affirmation of Miami Beach culture. There is so much more to Miami Beach than beach and visiting the Wolfsonian will help make your visit to the tropics unique.

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Portland, Oregon
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27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

It's not the Met or the Louvre, but the Wolfsonian is a great way to while away a hot afternoon. They have some interesting exhibits, both permanent and traveling. I have been there several times and will go again next trip...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Take a break from the craziness and shopping of SoBe and escape to a unique and eclectic museum/gallery. Worthwhile.

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Bal Harbour, Florida
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Small dose of Miami history and culture...worth an hour or two and close to South Beach and Ocean Drive!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The current exhibition - Myth & Machine in WW1 - is excellent and on its own worth a visit. Also the propaganda posters, including one of a benevolent looking Osama bin Laden! The permanent exhibition including household items and machines of the 1930s to 1950s also inspiring and in many cases great fun. In all a useful contrast to the... More 

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This museum was not far from many of the other popular locations in Miami. It was easy to get to, affordable, and a nice air conditioned escape from the heat. It was easy to see all the work within a couple of hours. They also had a lovely gift shop and cafe (with Ice Box products).

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