Cultural Cameraderie: A Universe of Things: Micky Wolfson Collects The Wolfsonian – FIU

  • 11/19/2019
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10:30 AM
A Universe of Things: Micky Wolfson Collects
The Wolfsonian – FIU
1001 Washington Ave, Miami Beach


Program: For the first time since The Wolfsonian–Florida International University opened its doors in 1995, the museum honors the legacy of its founder, Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr., with an exhibition examining Wolfson’s life of collecting. A Universe of Things: Micky Wolfson Collects brings together more than 100 objects—ranging from Wolfson’s first purchase at age 12 to more recent Wolfsonian donations—representing the scope of his interests and The Wolfsonian’s world-class holdings of modern-age art and design.
Coinciding with Wolfson’s 80th birthday year, A Universe of Things features dozens of works that have never before been displayed, in addition to iconic pieces that are longtime visitor favorites. Produced in tandem with the exhibition is a companion book, Founder’s Choice (Scala Publishers), focusing on 37 of Wolfson’s selections paired with commentary that expands on his memories and perspective.
Micky Wolfson will greet us at the exhibit, as will Lea Nickless, the author of A Universe of Things.  They anticipate joining us for lunch, as well.

Cost: $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non-members.
Parking: City garages are conveniently located between Washington and
Pennsylvania Avenues on 12th Street (connected to the Miami Beach Police Department), Collins Avenue at 7th and 13th Streets, and Drexel Avenue at 12th Street. An open lot is situated across the street on Washington Avenue at 10th Street next to the Washington Park Hotel, and metered street parking is available along Washington. In addition, parking is permitted in nearby residential zones, 7am–6pm, on non-holiday weekdays. Please heed any posted parking restrictions.

Lunch: Lunch at Poseidon Greek Seafood Restaurant, 1131 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, following the tour. The cost is $32.00 including tax and gratuity. Please bring exact change.  

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