Art Deco Weekend

46th Annual Art Deco Weekend 2023

Aerial Vision at the Wolfsonian-FIU

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

November 19, 2021–April 24, 2022 The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue Aerial Vision explores how early 20th-century inventions—airplanes and skyscrapers, each considered the embodiment of human achievement and a harbinger of a better tomorrow—sparked an era of remarkable creativity and new systems of seeing the world. Met with awe and excitement, both technologies introduced novel approaches […]

Deco for a Demagogue: Father Coughlin’s Shrine of the Little Flower

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

The Shrine of the Little Flower, a Catholic church built in the Art Deco style outside Detroit, was the center of a radio empire started by Father Charles Coughlin that reached up to 30 million Americans each week in the 1930s. Originally an advocate of President Roosevelt's New Deal and critic of the Ku Klux […]

When Radio Was New: John Vassos and Design for Mass Media

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

What should a radio look like? How should a tuning dial feel to the touch? More than a half-century before the iPhone, pioneering industrial designer John Vassos addressed these questions, recognizing that the right answers could mitigate fears about new media technologies and inspire people to welcome them into their homes. Danielle Shapiro, author of […]

Sound and Vision: A Conversation with a Radio Collector

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

Beginning with a small, streamlined radio he spotted at an antique show, South Florida collector Harvey Mattel built a collection of radios that now numbers in the many hundreds and includes some of the most coveted receivers in existence. In conversation with Wolfsonian development director Michael Hughes, Mattel will reveal what sparked his passion for […]

Aerial Vision at the Wolfsonian-FIU

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

November 19, 2021–April 24, 2022 The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue Aerial Vision explores how early 20th-century inventions—airplanes and skyscrapers, each considered the embodiment of human achievement and a harbinger of a better tomorrow—sparked an era of remarkable creativity and new systems of seeing the world. Met with awe and excitement, both technologies introduced novel approaches […]

Aerial Vision at the Wolfsonian-FIU

Wolfsonian-FIU 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach

November 19, 2021–April 24, 2022 The Wolfsonian–FIU @ 1001 Washington Avenue Aerial Vision explores how early 20th-century inventions—airplanes and skyscrapers, each considered the embodiment of human achievement and a harbinger of a better tomorrow—sparked an era of remarkable creativity and new systems of seeing the world. Met with awe and excitement, both technologies introduced novel approaches […]