The Wolfsonian Museum: for design connoisseurs

The Wolfsonian Museum: for design connoisseurs

With its collections of objects of all kinds, this museum is entirely dedicated to design. Fun and informative.

Opened in 1995, The Wolfsonian Museum, housed in an imposing seven-storey building of Moorish style built in 1927, is the temple of design. It brings together thousands of objects in eclectic collections that entertain young and old.

Do not miss the magnificent collection patiently put together by philanthropist and art lover Mitchell Wolfson, Jr. on the 5th level. It consists of American and European objects from the 19th and 20th centuries. In total, there are about 300 pieces, some of which are considered emblematic, like the gold-leaf lacquered wood pieces designed by Jean Dunand during the Art Deco period.

Paintings, photos, sculptures, and books, as well as everyday items, are also well represented. As Wolfson once said: ‘The objects made by men and women tell us about human behaviour much better than any other form of expression.' In 1997, he bequeathed his collection to the University of Florida.

Wolfsonian Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

+1 305 531 1001