The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

The Wolfsonian - Florida International University
4.5
Speciality Museums • Educational sites • Art Museums
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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A museum, library, and research center that invites exploration of the persuasive power of art and design.
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Erik T
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions
A Great place to become immersed!
Apr 2021 • Family
Fantastic place. US Art culture and design.
It is pretty small so easy with kids as you can be done Quick without having to compromise or feel you missed out
Written April 2, 2021
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Andres Rodriguez
Costa De Los Pinos, Spain25 contributions
Art Deco
Jan 2020
Superb collection and very diverse. Illustrations, retro kitchen gear, furniture, art work, paintings, and sculptures. Highly recommend this place. Also it's not overwhelming to go through - I got to explore all the floors in about 2 hours.
Written May 7, 2020
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Mario R
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico43 contributions
Amazing piece of history
Apr 2019
It was an all time high exploring the museum what an awesome gem to have in a spectacular setting. I have also added going to the Dali museum. Two of my favorite places to visit in Florida. Two extraordinary places to visit and support.
Written March 15, 2020
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kari r
Cherry Hill, NJ54 contributions
Who knew???
Mar 2020
An eclectic collection by Mickey Wolfson that is amazing - furniture, jewelry, posters, paintings - most from 1920's and 30's in art deco style. Fantastic small museum!
Written March 11, 2020
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Ckickert
The Hague, The Netherlands67 contributions
Artful escape
Mar 2020
At some point, we got pretty tired of the South Beach spring break crowd. We found the Wolfsonian practically deserted - a shame because their collection is very interesting! It matches South Beach's Art Deco theme, although the collection delves deeper into product design, posters, sculpture, painting, and even city building. Fascinating escape, and warmly recommended to recharge some brain cells!
Written March 8, 2020
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Richard H
Chicago, United States6 contributions
Wolfsonian Museum
Feb 2020 • Solo
Especially if you are a collector, the Wolfsonian is an amazing collection of one man's interests, with a focus on Art Deco in furnishings and everyday objects. It is particularly special to see the handicraft of these objects up close. Interesting to note Mr. Wolfson began his pension for collecting by starting with a Key from a Paris hotel. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon exploring this museum!
Written March 3, 2020
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BRIAN B
New York City, NY764 contributions
Quirky Private Collection, but Interesting
Jan 2020
This is not a curated museum so much as a private eclectic collection.

Much is art deco making it ideal to be located in Miami with it's art deco buildings.

The quality of the exhibits is very good and will include excellent examples of furniture and a collection of hotel keys from the days before a piece of plastic magnetic card was the norm.

This is well worth a visit if you have any interest at all in design.
Written February 26, 2020
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LadyOnTheRoad132
New York City, NY56 contributions
Unexpected pleasure
Feb 2020
We have not been so impressed by the museums in Miami and Miami Beach but we like Art Deco and the art of the 1930’s so we thought we would give The Wolfsonian a try. The collection was amassed by Mickey Wolfson, who turned 80 last fall, and what an amazing eye he has. Wonderful Art Deco furniture, architectural design elements, retro everyday objects as well some unusual pieces of that era's art. The space is a former warehouse building that shows off the art really well. We plan to return before we leave Miami Beach.
Written February 18, 2020
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Jonas C
1 contribution
Extremly Rude front desk clerk
Feb 2020 • Couples
My firlfriend and I were very excited about visiting this museum as part of our turist itinerary during our Miami Beach trip. Unfortunatly, it all went wrong from the beginning, we went in 15 min. ago and asked for two tickets to the person at the front desk, this guy mumble something super fast which we couldn't understand that had to do with some floors being closed. So, when we asked if he could please tell us again that information, we replyed in a very rude manner like making fun of us in a very mean way because us weren't understanding. It was absolutely ridiculous as we might not be native english speakers but are stil super fluent and never have a problem whatsoever comunicating in english whenever we travel. To be honest the situation even felt a bit racist, maybe he is just an extremly rude person who hates his job. This person should understand that a lot of turists no native speakers are going to be visiting the museum and should show some respect to them and try to be helpul if they are having a little trouble understanding the language even though in this case it wasn't really about the language (but about his way of just mumbling the words with no energy like he doesn't care enough), probably even a native english speaker would have been difficult to understand him anyway. So we decided to cancel the payment of the tickets and leave tellong him how we weren't feel welcome and his attitude was unacceptable. When we told him so he didn't seem to care at all and not even say sorry or anything. Very disappointing as we really wanted to see this museum but now don't feel of coming back anytime soon.
Written February 16, 2020
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We are so sorry to hear about your experience! If you're still in town—or even if you're not—we'd like to apologize personally. We hope you'll call us at 305.535.2602 and let us do what we can to set things right.
Written February 24, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
Nice find
Jan 2020
This was my third time in Miami, but the very first I've visited this great museum set in a former warehouse.
I got pretty tired and enough visiting lavish palaces throughout Europe with their opulent stylish furniture, so this one depicting last centuries 20-30's was a great and interesting find for me.
For only few bucks entry fee I could admire Art Deco furniture, retro everyday objects my parents used, as well some pieces of that era's art.
The exhibition is not that big, wont consume much of your time, and is ideally located in the heart of Art Deco district on Washington Av.
Written February 9, 2020
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