A Very Wolfsonian Weekend
Benefiting The Wolfsonian–FIorida International University
Friday – Sunday, November 13 – 15, 2009
At Exciting Venues in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties
305-535-2631 (Ian Rand)
The Wolfsonian–FIorida International University presents a three-day extravaganza celebrating Micky Wolfson’s 70th birthday, the American automobile and South Florida car culture in a very Wolfsonian style. Coinciding with the museum’s exhibition, Styled for the Road: The Art of Automobile Design, 1908-1948, the weekend festivities comprise four activities: a lavish cocktail party among extraordinary motor cars; a talk on car design by Chris Bangle, former chief designer of the BMW Group and one of the most important auto designers today; a special dinner in honor of Micky Wolfson’s 70th birthday; and visits to two amazing hidden South Florida auto collections. The funds raised during A Very Wolfsonian Weekend support the Wolfsonian’s exhibitions, education programs, publications, web-based projects, acquisitions, and other initiatives.
On Friday, November 13 from 7 to 11 p.m. join for an exclusive cocktail reception at the nationally acclaimed, classic car restoration and customization firm, The Creative Workshop, kicks off the weekend. Amid rare and exotic cars in all phases of reconstruction displayed in the 1936 historic building, guests will enjoy Jazz, Grey Goose Martinis and a steady flow of gourmet appetizers, all intertwined to create an unforgettable evening.
The Creative Workshop, Dania Beach.
An exclusive cocktail reception at the nationally acclaimed, classic car restoration and customization firm, The Creative Workshop, kicks off the weekend. Amid rare and exotic cars in all phases of reconstruction displayed in the 1936 historic building, guests will enjoy Jazz, Grey Goose Martinis and a steady flow of gourmet appetizers, all intertwined to create an unforgettable evening.
Saturday, November 14 from 7 to 8 p.m.
Braman Motors, 2060 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami
Art and Cars: Cars as Art. Chris Bangle, noted car designer and chief of design for the BMW Group, will share his thoughts on car design in one of Miami’s most prestigious automobile showrooms with examples of his former work at BMW on display.
Saturday, November 14 from 8 to 11 p.m.
Cocktails at 8 p.m. on the Bacardi Building Plaza, sponsored by Bacardi, USA Dinner from 9 to 11 p.m. in the Braman Motors Showroom, co-sponsored by Braman Motors
Celebrate Wolfsonian founder Micky Wolfson’s birthday. Born in 1939—a pivotal year in history and one that falls within the Wolfsonian’s collecting interests—Wolfson has been one of the most influential forces in promoting the study and appreciation of the persuasive power of art and design. Join museum and university supporters, design enthusiasts, family, friends, admirers, and special guest Chris Bangle, to celebrate the man who has inspired many.
Sunday, November 15 from noon to 4 p.m.
The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum and The Dauer Museum of Classic Cars
Visit two extraordinary automobile collections, amassed by distinct individuals Arthur Stone and Edward Dauer. Come to one or both collections and stay as long as you like, between noon and 4pm.
Tickets for the entire weekend’s activities are $720 per person. Tickets for Cocktails Among the Motor Cars are $150 per person, and include a pass to Sunday’s Car Mania. Museum members receive complimentary access to Sunday’s Car Mania. For further information on events or tickets, please contact Ian Rand at 305.535.2631 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Wolfsonian-Florida International University
The Wolfsonian 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, political, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 120,000 objects from the period of 1885 to 1945—the height of the Industrial Revolution to the end 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.
The Wolfsonian is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL. Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors, students, and children age 6 -12; and free for Wolfsonian members, State University System of Florida staff and students with ID, and children under six. Contact us at 305.531.1001 or visit us online at www.wolfsonian.org for further information.