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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 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Great place to go to understand South Beach and Art Deco!

3 floors to explore along with a gift shop and coffee bar. Bring a camera and be prepared to see an excellent museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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The Woodlands, Texas
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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 floors to explore along with a gift shop and coffee bar. Bring a camera and be prepared to see an excellent museum.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed The Wolfsonian, the gift shop and café. The museum was a lot of fun to visit. A lot of history, and things I would never see any where else.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky to get in on the the visit The Wolfsonian for free. the experience was wonderful. The Promising Paradise Cuban Allure was one of the galleries to see.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting decor, wish the artifacts had been more interesting instead of like samples for a discussion. They did a good job on the art deco exhibit.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We were lucky enough to turn up after 6pm on a Friday when it happened to be free. Worth a visit, good variety of displays. Not sure if we would have gone in if we'd had to pay, but can't complain for something that's free!

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Wigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Visited here with Mum during our recent stay in Miami after our cruise. Working at a university museum myself, I was keen to visit. Half price entry for pensioners which my Mum was pleased about! They didn't offer this though (perhaps didn't want to offend my Mum!) but we went back after realising from the leaflet there was an OAP... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Definitely worth visiting. I was pleasantly surprised by this museum. It has much more than what I expected and it was fun to look at all the Art Deco artifacts.

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The website description of the exhibits at the Wolfsonian was fantastic; e.g., cultural responses to engineered catastrophes of the modern age. However, the exhibits were pretty thin on the ground. They seemed more like fairly routine sample pieces intended to provoke thought and discussion than truly significant artifacts of the disaster or the responses. Good for a school field trip... More 

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Coppell, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This is a relatively small museum but it does a great job providing an over view of the international Art Deco movement as it relates to art and design. You only need to plan on an hour or so to see the entire place. The fee is worth it.

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Wolfville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We spent a few hours at the Wolfsonian enjoying the collection that defines transformation and change from the 1850s to the 1950s. We thought the display about 'Art and Design in the Modern Age' was stellar, and the building itself (especially the ceiling on the top floor) was spectacular. This is a great place to spend a few hours when... More 

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