Popping Up: Shop Opens FIU Outpost

The museum shop is expanding—beginning in mid-August, it is opening a pop-up shop in FIU’s bookstore, located on the Modesto A. Maidique campus. The pop-up shop will carry several museum publications including exhibition catalogues and issues of The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts. “We see the pop-up shop as another way to familiarize FIU faculty and students with The Wolfsonian. Because we are located at such a distance from FIU’s campuses, many students have not visited. By bringing our publications to them, they’ll be able to browse the catalogues and journals and learn more about the museum,” explains Paola La Rivera, The Wolfsonian’s bookstore and shop manager. The FIU bookstore is a hub of campus activity, and The Wolfsonian’s pop-up shop will have a noticeable presence, with two tables and a bookshelf dedicated to the museum’s publications and information. Among the materials available will be Designing Modernity: The Arts of Reform and Persuasion, 1885-1945 ($35) the award-winning catalogue for the inaugural exhibition and a comprehensive introduction to the collection and its themes. Several issues of The Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts ($25) will be available, such as issue 24, “Design Culture Identity: The Wolfsonian Collection,” the first journal issue published under the auspices of FIU and an in-depth and wide-ranging exploration of the collection by several scholars. “We’re so pleased that the campus bookstore is giving us this opportunity,” La Rivera says.