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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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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
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Thu 10:00 - 18:00
Fri 10:00 - 21:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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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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Lovely place to visit

Amazing colour, walls and floors plus a beautiful well before you enter the lifts. We really enjoyed viewing the exhibition and enjoyed the fact that there was hardly anyone there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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Chislehurst, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing colour, walls and floors plus a beautiful well before you enter the lifts. We really enjoyed viewing the exhibition and enjoyed the fact that there was hardly anyone there so we could view the artefacts at a leisurely pace. There's also a lovely cafe inside!

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We thought we should visit at least one museum/gallery whilst in Miami and chose this one. It was a really good choice. A variety of exhibits are spread over a number of floors. Covering fairly modern developments in art and design the whole thing felt relevant and everything was interesting. We spent an enjoyable 90 minutes or so here and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was enjoy my second Great Day on The Wolfsonian - Florida Internationa. the day was really great . love it

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Tampa, Florida
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice collection and very well presented. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits at this museum, as well as the staff. Great Art Deco and early 20th century modernist movement collection. We were very pleasantly surprised.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came specifically to see the Harry Clarke stained glass - and have to say whoever designed the display should be shot. Poor back lighting and strong front lighting are no way to display stained glass; add to that protective glazing (why?) of highly reflective float and it is impossible to see the glass as it should be. However, I... More 

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Thank Rona M
Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here while wandering the art deco district and found it really interesting. It's not the biggest museum, but has plenty of interesting artefacts. I loved the mural stories on the middle floor personally

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Florida
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So many things that draw your attention, even if the subject was not on your menu when entering. Not good for kids or short attention span adults. Art, history, culture, and very nice gift shop and café.

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Thank FloridaFelix
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

On a pre-conference visit to Miami Beach, I spent an enlightening couple of hours in this fine museum. The young woman at the front desk was courteous and helpful, suggesting I start at the top of the museum and work my way down. Both the temporary and permanent exhibitions were fascinating, I especially loved the ways they have articulated Art... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A really inspiring museum with an extremly interesting collection. The works of art are not made by artists you would normally recognice (I think) but the pieces collected are relevant and beautifull and gives you a much better understanding of art deco. That beeing said, it might be my fift art deco museum, and this was something really special.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Just the most inspiring environment - poetic - creative - a dream - very Gaudi - Dali - Gaga - Monty Python

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