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Wolfsonian–Florida International University

  • 1001 Washington Ave. Map It
  • South Beach

Updated 05/09/2014

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An elegantly renovated 1926 storage facility is now a research center and museum showcasing a 120,000-item collection of modern design and "propaganda arts" amassed by Miami native Mitchell ("Micky") Wolfson Jr., a world traveler and connoisseur. Broad themes of the 19th and 20th centuries—nationalism, political persuasion, industrialization—are addressed in permanent and traveling shows. Included in the museum's eclectic holdings, which represent art deco, art moderne,

art nouveau, Arts and Crafts, and other aesthetic movements, are 8,000 matchbooks collected by Egypt's King Farouk.

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1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, Florida, 33139, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $7, free Fridays after 6 pm
  • Daily noon–6, Fri. noon–9
  • Closed Wed.

Updated 05/09/2014


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Jul 14, 2007

Unique Museum

I really liked the Wolfsonian, but they do not have a large exhibit. When I was there only one floor was open but it was really interesting (World's Fair/WWII propaganda). It's well laid out, and interesting, and a great place to escape the heat of South Beach.

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