MIA’s newest art exhibition: DESTINATION DECO
Latest installation reveals the multi-faceted character of the iconic Art Deco style
DESTINATION DECO, a selection of Art Deco objects from the Wolfsonian-FIU museum’s current exhibition, Deco: Luxury to Mass Market, is now on display at Miami International Airport through October near Gate D29.Place text here
From exquisite handcraft to streamlined product design, this installation reveals the multi-faceted character of the iconic style. Before traveling to the United States and becoming a mainstay of Miami Beach’s world-famous architecture, Art Deco was celebrated at the 1925 Paris International Exposition and then spread throughout Europe. Designers in the United States turned to affordable materials and used aerodynamic forms and horizontal bands to convey speed.
Thanks to our partnership with the Wolfsonian, MIA is able to provide our passengers with this unique sampling of Art Deco’s global legacy when traveling through the airport. DESTINATION DECO also illustrates another cultural and historic connection that Miami-Dade County shares with the European region.
Located just two blocks from the beach in the heart of Miami Beach’s Art Deco district, The Wolfsonian explores what it means to be modern, connecting the past to today through art, design, and everyday objects.
DESTINATION DECO continues the primary mission of the Aviation Department’s Fine Arts and Cultural Affairs Division to humanize and enrich the airport environment through the commission of contemporary artwork and the presentation of exhibitions in various media that communicate culture, environment and art resources of an international scope.
About The Wolfsonian–Florida International University
The Wolfsonian–FIU is a museum, library, and research center that uses objects to illustrate the persuasive power of art and design, to explore what it means to be modern, and to tell the story of social, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collection comprises approximately 180,000 objects dating from 1850 to 1950—the height of the Industrial Revolution through the aftermath of the Second World War—in a variety of media including furniture; industrial-design objects; works in glass, ceramics, and metal; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals.
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