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“Tons of great artifacts 1900-1950” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

The Wolfsonian - Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-531-1001
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Ranked #19 of 50 Attractions in Miami Beach
Type: Specialty Museums, Educational Sites, Art Museums
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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.
Charlottesville, Va
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“Tons of great artifacts 1900-1950”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

After you've soaked up some sun, check this place out for some unexpected artifacts. The museum contains everything from Nazi propaganda posters to "state of the art" appliances from the 1900s - 1950s. Guided tours are given for free each Friday evening. We arrived after a quick shower and change from the beach and were greeted with a happy hour until the tour began. Was a nice change of pace from the Miami Beach cliche. The building's content and history are worth an hour of your time, if not more.

Visited February 2013
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Ian R, Manager at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum, and were able to take advantage of free tour and admission on Friday night. So happy to hear how much you enjoyed the change of pace... Come see us again when you are in the area!

-The Wolfsonian-FIU
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“Very manageable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

You don't necessarily go to Miami to visit museums, but I enjoyed the Wolfsonian. They have three floors open and you can do the museum in 90 minutes. I really liked the post card exhibit and the permanent collection. There are also free concerts in the lobby fairly often, so call ahead and maybe plan your visit around that. We saw a pianist and violinist who played Debussy and Beethoven and it was a lovely experience.

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Ian R, Manager at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum, especially the Wiener Werkstatte poscards and our permanent collection. And a free concert to top it off - we're glad you had a great time. Come see us again!

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Springfield, MA
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“Thoroughly enjoyed this little gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I love furnishings of 20's and 30s. This museum gave another perspective on the Art Deco movement. It is the perfect size exhibit for a quiet couple of hours during a busy vacation. Charming shop and cafe. Saw the Weiner Werkstatte post card exhibit. Too bad more reproductions were not available in the gift shop. There were some charming designs.

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Ian R, Manager at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum, especially the furniture collection and Wiener Werkstatte postcards. Thanks for also mentioning how charming you thought the shop and Pan Pan Café are. Happy to hear it was a great experience for you.

Thanks again!

-The Wolfsonian-FIU
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“Good, small, eclectic museum in Deco District”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We really enjoyed our visit on a cloudy early afternoon. Exhibits take about 90 minutes totall - spread across several smallish floors. Architecture was awesome. Neat gift store and cafe on 1st floor. Good sidewalk shops and cafes within 1 or 2 blocks.

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Ian R, Manager at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the architecture of our building. Happy you had a chance to visit the cafe and bookstore, as well.

Thanks again for visiting!

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“A must, especially if the weather is wet or HOT”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

A lovely gem with several traveling exhibits and permanent exhibits. Truly well done and is modern and open to the traditional and experimental. Right on Washington Ave in the midst of everything!

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Ian R, Manager at The Wolfsonian - Florida International University, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us - we appreciate your enthusiasm and hope you'll tell your friends to come visit. :)

Thanks again!

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