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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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An interesting cutural place in Miami

While Miami is most know for and actually has a lot of outdoor activities, in fact there are many cultural venues as well. The Wolfsonian, placed nearby Miami Beach, with very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Glen Iris, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I liked this small eclectic museum had a great collection of propaganda posters during my visit.the small art deco collection on display is also good.

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The collection is unlik any other you will see. I went with my young nephew and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing one of the first television sets and toaster ever made.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

While Miami is most know for and actually has a lot of outdoor activities, in fact there are many cultural venues as well. The Wolfsonian, placed nearby Miami Beach, with very good access by car or public transportation offers a quiet retreat to enjoy some aspects of American Culture. It displays permanent collections of painting, printings as well as home... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Small, but well done. Worth the price. Glad we visited on a rainy afternoon. Not just paintings and sculptures, but a wide variety of objects, some from everyday life, that illustrate attractive design features.

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Leeds
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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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Miami Beach, Florida
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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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