Obscure to Obscura: Unusual Artifacts of the Wolfsonian Collection
The Wolfsonianâ€“Florida International University
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Join chief librarian, Frances Luca, Ph.D., for a tour of some of the lesser-known holdings of the Wolfsonian Library: an amazing binding of Camera Obscura; a hidden watermark Mussolini; some extremely rare stereoscopic views, mechanical works, and other strange and wonderful ephemeral materials.
The Wolfsonianâ€“Florida International University 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 collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945â€”the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end of the Second World Warâ€”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.
Free but please RSVP on the linked website.