June 2014

New at the Shop

June 24 2014

The Museum Shop is having its largest sale to date, with an evolving selection of merchandise marked down by fifty percent or more. Stop by for some great deals!

The Verbal and the Visual: Writing and The Wolfsonian’s Collection

June 24 2014

“What are the limits and possibilities of writing about objects? What is useful and valuable in writing about material culture, and how do we go about it? The Wolfsonian’s collection is ideal for exploring questions like this with students, because there are so many kinds of objects,” says Vanessa Kraemer Sohan, assistant professor in the Department of English, Writing and Rhetoric at Florida International University.

Architecture for Youth in Fascist Italy: Research Fellow Stephanie Pilat

June 24 2014

“There was a belief that getting children into the sun and fresh air and out of polluted urban environments would prevent them from getting tuberculosis. Under Fascism, summer camps for children, or colonie, were a weapon in the struggle against tuberculosis,” says Stephanie Pilat, a research fellow at The Wolfsonian for four weeks during May and June.

Norman Bel Geddes Exhibition Opens

June 24 2014

I Have Seen the Future: Norman Bel Geddes Designs America, on view at The Wolfsonian from June 27 through September 28, 2014, is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition to date on the visionary and multifaceted designer, whose impact continues to be felt—and seen—today.