Friday, February 9, 2018

Wolfsonian Museum

On Tuesday I took a tour of the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami Beach.



The museum is in a converted 1927 warehouse.  The collection was gathered by Mickey Wolfson, a wealthy Miami Beach resident who is captivated by physical objects, machinery and artwork.
An approximate time period of interest is mid-19th century through the 1950s.


Wolfson salvaged a ceiling from a Miami auto dealer and had it refitted into a gallery at the Wolfsonian.  The ceiling and the chandeliers have suggestions of automobile parts. 


This painting is an imagined landscape of all of the high-rise buildings and towers designed by a prominent Miami architectural firm, with Manhattan's Waldorf Astoria in the center.


8 comments:

Gunn said...

I love the ceiling and the blue/golden art.
Nice posting.
Happy weekend from me in Stavanger.

RedPat said...

What a wonderful place, Jack!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

The exterior of the building is extraordinary enough, but it looks as though the inside is equally diverse from the small selection you've shown us here.

Sharon Anck said...

I love that ceiling. This looks like a very interesting place to visit.

William Kendall said...

What an eclectic collection! A wonderful ceiling.

jennyfreckles said...

How great that there are still private collectors showing their treasures.

bill burke said...

Looks like a great place to visit. The ceiling is incredible.

Kay said...

That's a very amazing ceiling. I think the automotive connection would have escaped me. The building itself looks like a real collector's piece.