The Wolfsonian-FIU hosts free guided tours for students and more

By Cindy Rays / / Entertainment Director

Free guided tours at the Wolfsonian begin at 6 p.m. every third Friday for the general public. However, for students, faculty and staff of the State University System of Florida, guided tours are always free.

Happy hour at the Wolfsonian Café starts at 4 p.m. and lasts until 9 p.m. According to Museum Shop Manager Paola La Rivera, “it must be the best kept secret on South Beach.”

With beer and wine specials starting at only $3, live music and dance performances, it’s clear that if you want to start your Friday night the right way you must start here.

Last Friday, Nov. 20, the acts were made up of Caroline Buse performing Bach’s Selections from Suite No. 2, alongside Luis Alberto Cuevas freestyling contemporary dance to Buse’s viola recital.

The room filled up with a young crowd looking for more than just a good deal on beers. They were enjoying the incredible talent and the art on the walls surrounding them.

The museum currently holds seven exhibitions:

  • Miami Beach: From Mangrove to Tourist Mecca
  • Art and Design in the Modern Age
  • An Artist on the Eastern Front: Feliks Topolski, 1941
  • Margin of Error
  • Philodendron: From Pan-Latin Exotic to American Modern
  • Orange Oratory
  • Americans All: Race Relations in Depression-Era Murals

The Wolfsonian invites all members of the Florida International University community to use and enjoy its resources. The café is a great place to study for the upcoming finals.

“People really need to know about this place,” said Omar Shariff Miami Beach local and dancer who came to support his friend Luis Cuevas. “It’s something different you can do with your weekend and gain a little bit of culture as well.”

For more information please contact Johanna Ditren, visitor services associate, at


Photos by Cindy Rays

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