Exhibitions

Inaugurated in November 1996, this ongoing exhibition is periodically updated with works from The Wolfsonian collection.   [  MORE   ]
This installation provides compelling examples of how designers in Europe and America responded to new ideas and attitudes about health, hygiene, and efficiency in the home...   [  MORE   ]
The movie theater is an eminently modern building type, invented only after the birth of the film industry around 1900. By the 1920s, as the public’s appetite for feature-...   [  MORE   ]
March 21 2014 - November 11 2014
An installation curated by Todd Oldham from The Wolfsonian’s collection   [  MORE   ]
May 01 2014 - November 30 2014
The 1914 completion of the Panama Canal inaugurated a new era of global trade and travel. For centuries the narrow Isthmus of Panama commanded the attention of monarchs and...   [  MORE   ]
June 27 2014 - September 28 2014
June 27 2014 - September 28 2014 - A visionary who was equally comfortable in the realms of fact and fiction, Norman Bel Geddes played a significant role in the 1920s and...   [  MORE   ]
November 11 2014 - April 5 2015 - On the occasion of the centenary of the start of the First World War, this exhibition shows how artists, designers, and filmmakers responded...   [  MORE   ]
January 22 2014 - April 06 2014
Explores the intersection of poetry and the visual arts in the Simultaneiste movement of writers, painters, and architects in Europe during the early twentieth century.   [  MORE   ]
November 28 2013 - June 15 2014
Bust of a Doctor, a new installation by artist Gideon Barnett, on view in The Wolfsonian’s Bridge Tender House   [  MORE   ]
November 22 2013 - June 15 2014
The Birth of Rome presents modern architectural and urban planning projects that cultivated the perception of a storied Italian nation rooted in a mythologized past. On...   [  MORE   ]
November 22 2013 - June 15 2014
Rendering War focuses on the Italian Novecento artist Antonio Giuseppe Santagata’s large-scale studies for mural paintings created in the 1920s and 1930s for buildings of the...   [  MORE   ]
October 10 2013 - April 29 2014
Italo Balbo's 1930 and 1933 Atlantic crossings by squadrons of Savoia-Marchetti seaplanes   [  MORE   ]
September 27 2013 - May 18 2014
Echoes and Origins explores Italy’s designers, artisans, manufacturers, and corporations helped cultivate a style that embodied the Fascist regime’s concept of Italianità (...   [  MORE   ]
September 18 2013 - January 09 2014
World’s fairs once were the height of thrilling spectacle, staging premiers of the newest products and technologies, filled with futuristic buildings, and forecasting an...   [  MORE   ]
June 04 2013 - October 08 2013
At 803 feet long and 146 feet high, the Hindenburg, a Zeppelin built in Germany and completed in 1936, was the largest aircraft ever built. It included passenger cabins, a...   [  MORE   ]
May 17 2013 - September 29 2013
Modern Meals examines how people in the U.S. began eating foods that were mass-produced in the first half of the 20th century. Images and artifacts from The Wolfsonian’s...   [  MORE   ]
May 17 2013 - September 29 2013
Women in Motion focuses on increased participation for women in sports and other kinds of physical activity in the early 20th century, as strides were made towards political...   [  MORE   ]
Comprised of graphic works that express ideals at the core of American democracy.   [  MORE   ]
Echoes and Origins explores Italy’s designers, artisans, manufacturers, and corporations helped cultivate a style that embodied the Fascist regime’s concept of Italianità (...   [  MORE   ]