The Wolfsonian takes museum lovers on a journey through our world's evolvement, bridging the past and present to curate powerful designs that encourage people to see the world in new ways. Intrigued by the influence of design in shaping human experiences, philanthropist, author, and former diplomat, Mitchell, "Micky" Wolfson Jr. established the Wolfsonian in 1986 and it officially opened in 1995. It contains more than 200,000 objects and is among the largest university art collections in the country.
As you step foot into the Wolfsonian, prepare to explore the ideas around what it means to be modern and all historical changes tracing back to 1850-1950, with a focus on material from Europe and the United States, to Latin America, Asia, and Africa. It tells the story of the social, political and technological changes that have transformed our world, tracing back to the historic remains from colonial empires, the first spike of the Transcontinental Railroad, Cold War superpowers and the arrival of television.
The exploring doesn't stop there. You can always count on the Wolfsonian museum for new art installations, exhibitions, thought-provoking talks, workshops, tours, and digital experiences. While you're there, explore the numerous digital experiences the Wolfsonian has to offer. We guarantee it will take you on a transformative ride. Check out their site for upcoming events since it changes frequently.
The Wolfsonian museum has a piece for everyone. Through objects and design, the Wolfsonian strives to showcase the innovative world we live in today. Ready for more? Visit the Wolfsonian's website below for more info!
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