Florida’s House of Tomorrow Exhibition at The Wolfsonian

Florida’s House of Tomorrow
Thursday, March 14, 7
–8pm

At this virtual peek inside a masterpiece of Art Deco architecture, we’re finding out what set this “house of tomorrow” apart! Miami Beach’s Florida Exhibition House, a Streamline Moderne residence based on model homes first exhibited at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, was built as a vision for the future with an automatic electric door, A/C (rare for the time), DuraLeather-walled dining room, and damage-proof structure supposedly impervious to tropical storms. See early blueprints, renderings, and photos of the home’s décor evolution in this design-focused discussion led by historian Beth Dunlop and the house’s owners, Vic Ruggiero and Tony Ransola. Free and open to the public.

Presented as part of The Wolfsonian’s Mark Mamolen program series on American homes, investigating how the design of living space powerfully expresses individual personality and social values.

The Wolfsonian-FIU · 1001 Washington Avenue · Miami Beach, FL 33139