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Wolfsonian Museum

Wolfsonian Museum © Acroterion
Wolfsonian Museum © Acroterion

A vivacious collection of art and design pieces depicting popular culture from 1885 to 1945, the Wolfsonian is the amalgamation of a long-term pursuit by eccentric heir and collector, Mitchell Wolfson Jr. Housed in the original warehouse used as a storage facility for the 70,000 pieces, visitors can pick through the origins of graphic and industrial design in the hotchpotch of distinctive propaganda art from Germany, Italy and the United States, and the remarkable industrial design pieces from modern German design to Bauhaus. A haven for lovers of good design, the Wolfsonian is chock full of artistic treasures. Not to be missed is the über cool Dynamo café and museum shop.

Address: 1001 Washington Avenue

Website: www.wolfsonian.org

Telephone: (305) 351 1001

Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 10am-6pm; open until 9pm Fridays; noon until 6pm on Sundays. Closed Wednesdays and some public holidays.

Admission: $7 (adults), $5 (seniors, students and children aged 6-12). Free admission after 6pm on Fridays.