The collections comprise approximately 180,000 objects from the 1850s to 1950s—the height of the Industrial Revolution through the end of the Second World War.
A variety of media includes furniture, industrial-design objects, works in glass, ceramics, and metal, medals, textiles, rare books, and periodicals, as well as paintings and works on paper.
The Wolfsonian is affiliated with Florida International University.
American designers adaptation of a European luxury style to industrial mass production
The many dimensions of Britain’s role as a colonial power and trade giant
A characteristically Italian approach to industry and design showcased through carpets, tapestries, fabrics, and drawings
Paintings and sculpture highlight work reliant on physical strength and manual skill
Satirical works created during World War I