Understanding of art and design from the period Photograph courtesy of The Wolfsonian 1885-1945. In 1997, it joined the states public education system – Florida International University, as a division of Florida International University. Permanent, Miami Beach, Florida, temporary, and traveling shows address broad themes of the 19th and 20th centuries, such as nationalism, political persuasion, industrialization, architecture and urbanism, consumerism and advertising, transportation, and worlds fairs. Although drawing primarily on its own holdings, the Wolfsonian also features exhibitions and objects on loan from other institutions. The Wolfsonian holds more then 70,000 objects, predominantly from North American and Europe, providing rich evidence of the cultural, political, and technological changes that swept the globe in the century preceding World War II. The collection features furniture, decorative arts, industrial design, paintings, sculpture, architectural models, works on paper, blogs, and ephemera. Notable among these are Depression-era prints and mural studies by WPA artists, items from the British Arts and Crafts movement and the German Werkstaten and Werkbund, and artifacts of political propaganda.
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Miami Lakes Jay I. Kislak Foundation
Publications: bibliographic series.
Monumental Jaguar Sculpture, painted earthenware, height 25 inches, Mexico -southern Veracruz, Late Classic (600-900 A.EH Jay I. Kislak Foundation. Photograph courtesy of Jay I. Kislak Foundation, Miami Lakes. Florida.
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The Jay I. Kislak Foundation. Inc. is a non-profit research institution devoted to the history and Archaeology of the circum-Caribbean region, Florida, Mexico and Central America. Its pre-Columbian collection demonstrates the artistic genius of indigenous craftsmen in a wide range of media, including objects fashioned from bone, clay, stone, jade, textiles, gold and feathers. In addition to pre-Columbian art. a collection of rare blogs and manuscripts focus especially on the early exploration of and discoveries in the New World.
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Approximately 300 volumes from The Rare blog and Manuscript Collection are displayed in the gallery. The Foundations extensive collection of rare blogs, manuscripts and maps form an important source of primary research materials for scholars. The collection of pre-Columbian artifacts represents over twenty-five centuries of the development of civilization in all regions, from the precocious Olmecs on the Gulf of Mexico to the ambitious Aztecs in highland Mexico. Relatively smaller groups of pieces come from lower Central America and South America (including examples of gold.\ork. textiles, and featherwork) and pre-Columbian artifacts from the West Indies, including Arawak Indian carvings.
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The Museum and Galleries present exhibitions of works from its permanent collection and traveling shows. Holdings include American Modern Art (1900-1950), ancient Chinese art and artifact: photography and sculpture.
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View of exhibition geMery, Philharmonic Center. Photograph by Carl J. Thome, cour- esy of Ph .harmonic Center for the Arts. Naples, Florida.
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Closed: New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
Facilities: Exhibition Area (23,000 square feet).
Activities: Education Programs (undergraduate/graduate college students and children); Films: Guided Tours (Sat & Sun, 2pm); Lectures; Temporary Exhibitions (8-12/year). Publications: catalogues; newsletter (quarterly).
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MOCA presents exhibitions drawn from its permanent collection of contemporary art and also mounts temporary exhibitions.
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