Wolfsonian-FIU

Wolfsonian-FIU information

Location
Miami , USA
Address
1001 Washington Ave
Telephone
+1 305 531 1001
More information
www.wolfsonian.org
Prices
adult/child 6-12 $7/5
Opening hours
noon-6pm Thu & Sat-Tue, to 9pm Fri
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Visit this excellent design museum early in your stay to put the aesthetics of Miami Beach into fascinating context. It’s one thing to see how wealth, leisure and the pursuit of beauty manifests in Miami Beach, it’s another to understand the roots and shadings of local artistic movements. By chronicling the interior evolution of everyday life, the Wolfsonian reveals how these trends were architecturally manifested in SoBe’s exterior deco. Which reminds us of the Wolfsonian’s own noteworthy facade. Remember the Gothic-futurist apartment-complex-cum-temple-of-evil in Ghostbusters ? Well, this imposing structure, with its grandiose ‘frozen fountain’ and lion-head-studded grand elevator, could serve as a stand-in for that set.