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The Wolfsonian - Florida International University

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Address: 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5017
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Tue 10:00 - 18:00
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Fri 10:00 - 21:00
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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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A definite must see.

This is a modest sized museum now run by FIU. It focuses on late 19th century and early 20th century America. It had exhibits about industrialization and the dangers associated... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2016
North Carolina
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North Carolina
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39 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2016

This is a modest sized museum now run by FIU. It focuses on late 19th century and early 20th century America. It had exhibits about industrialization and the dangers associated with this, as well as furniture and products from this time period. It was really a lot of fun and small enough to see in an hour or two.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016

Although not large it was very interesting, sadly we had to leave to get our taxi but for $5 it was great value.

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Potomac, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

The museum in South Beach is within easy walking distance. We viewed two exhibits on of photographs of the industrial age in the US from 1900 to 1930 which was very well done. A second exhibit of the changes in everyday living during the first half of the 20th century also brought back memories of what things were like when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

By far the most unique "Boutique" Museum I've ever been! Quick visit and you will agree, really cool collection of jetted in for the Cuba Exo you should do the same, like now!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Wow, what a nice diversion and pleasant surprise. A unique, manageable and easy-to-find museum, with just enough exhibit areas without feeling like you can't do it justice. There's a cafe and shop on the ground floor. prices are reasonable, though apparently you can visit for free Friday evenings. You can't sit on the beach all day long, so visit this... More 

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Boston MA
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

We came for the main deco/industrial design permanent collection - but we were wowed by all of the exhibits, working our way down from the top - an exhibit about the influence of philodendrons on decor and design; never would have thought such a thing could be so fascinating. Next was an exhibit titled "Margin of Error" about human progress,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

It is cheap to get in, but not all floors are open and some are just book lobbies. I am a real art lover but found little to hold my interest. The top floor leaf art collection was the best bit for me. Luckily we were passing right by it. I wouldn't make a special effort to go. I expected... More 

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South Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 24 February 2016

We spent a surprisingly long time at the Wolfsonian this afternoon. We just loved the philodendron exhibit and several others. My husband really enjoyed the ones about transportation, industrialization, etc. There was a great mix of subject matter, and an interesting mix of items within each exhibit. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

We expected to be in and out of this museum, but ended up staying for hours. Start on the top floor and work your way down. The Art Deco furniture, appliances and decor were fascinating. We also immensely enjoyed the special exhibit about the relationship between advancing technology and the associated new varieties of danger.

Thank CaroleeD
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

We took the guided Art Deco Welcome Center tour and a highlight was a tour of this building. It's like a museum, has wonderful design features.

Thank gataroja

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