These events in March have been canceled, we will update the post once events are once again taking place.
The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum is more than just a venue to view art exhibitions. It also hosts free book discussions, art classes, and guided tours.
|Fri, Mar 13 | 6–9pm|
Feeling lucky this Friday the 13th? Leave your superstitions behind and bring your friends for a play-and-sip happy hour! Start with a free guided tour at 6pm, then head into the Design Store for board games and 2-for-1 drink specials.
Free and open to the public; drinks available for purchase
Thu, Mar 19 | 6–9pm
Once a month, The Wolfsonian partners with the City of Miami Beach and neighboring institutions for a free evening of à la carte culture. Just hop on the complimentary trolley service stopping at each of the participating locations (or grab your bike or comfy walking shoes!) and take in the best of South Beach’s art, performances, screenings, and tours. Plan your night as you like it—choose a couple of spots, or make the full rounds, 6–9pm. Visit mbartsandculture.org for full details and route.
This March, enjoy a revamp by the queen of hospitality herself! Our galleries get the glow-up treatment with Then + Now: Martha Stewart for The Wolfsonian–FIU, a new pop-up installation within the home and kitchen section of our 5th floor. Channeling her inner collector and curator, Martha has paired some of her favorite Wolfsonian objects with hand-picked contemporary counterparts. We’re also serving a Martha-approved cocktail and 2-for-1 drink specials, all night long—because happy hour is always “a good thing.”
Free and open to the public
Fri, Mar 20 | 7–9pm
The most charged and dangerous items in The Wolfsonian’s collection are getting the scrutiny they deserve in Nathaniel Sandler’s next object-based investigation. Stirred by our library installation Radicals and Reactionaries: Extremism in America, the Bookleggers Library director will put propaganda in the hot seat, deconstructing how carefully chosen words and images contain the power to shape minds, start wars, and even infringe on human rights.
Presented in conjunction with Sandler’s Knight Foundation-funded project, Crypt Cracking.
Free and open to the public (drinks available for purchase) | RSVP
Fri, Mar 27 | 7–8:30pm
Tap into your inner artist by sketching in our galleries! Drawing materials, gallery stools, and professional bilingual instruction provided to participants of all ages and skill levels. English/Spanish
Free and open to the public; walk-in basis, no RSVP required
Weekly on Fri | 6–6:45pm
Learn more about The Wolfsonian and related art and design themes during a 45-minute free guided tour of the building, collection, or exhibitions. New guides bring different perspectives each week!
Free and open to the public
|Through May 26|
In this pop-up installation within Art and Design in the Modern Age, Martha Stewart bridges yesterday and today in her deep dive into the evolution of 20th-century cooking, cleaning, dining, and living. Martha brings her personal touch to the galleries, working closely with our curatorial team to pair rarely exhibited Wolfsonian objects with their present-day counterparts drawn from her private collection and leading brands such as Breville, KitchenAid, and Miele. Mid-century classics like a 1930s Italian espresso machine and an oversized industrial pasta maker find echoes in must-have contemporary kitchen and household items (cake stands, juicers, and more), all hand-picked by Martha. Welcome to a unique museum takeover designed by a trendsetting industry giant—make yourself at home!
Then + Now is organized by The Wolfsonian–FIU and Martha Stewart and made possible by the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival. The Wolfsonian thanks the many lenders to this project including Martha Stewart, KitchenAid, Breville, Macy’s, Corksicle, and Miele.
Through May 31
Radicals and Reactionaries: Extremism in America
In A Universe of Things: Micky Wolfson Collects, The Wolfsonian examines Wolfson’s life of collecting by exploring how objects form networks that connect across time and cultures. In recognition of Wolfson’s 80th birthday, the exhibition will feature beloved icons and unexpected finds in a presentation timed to coincide with the publication of the book Founder’s Choice (Scala Publishers), which highlights 37 key collection objects selected by Wolfson himself.
A Universe of Things is made possible by Funding Arts Network, Inc. (FAN).
Deco: Luxury to Mass Market is made possible by Diane and Alan Lieberman and the South Beach Group, with the support of Jamestown, L.P., and Saul and Jane Gross and Streamline Properties.
The Wolfsonian is at 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139. Call 305-531-1001 for more info. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors, students, and children ages 6–18; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under 6. The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 10am–6pm; Friday, 10am–9pm; Sunday, noon–6pm; and is closed on Wednesday. Visit online at wolfsonian.org for further information.
Other museum deals, free days and special events:
Saturday, April 4, 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Monday, April 6, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
See all the free and cheap events this week.
Miami Beach, FL 33139