Very Wolfsonian Weekend Sneak Peek

A Very Wolfsonian Weekend on November 11-13, 2010. This year’s gala event celebrates the museum’s fifteenth anniversary. It begins on Thursday, November 11 with a celebration of the Speed Limits exhibition, continues on Friday, November 12 with The Wolfsonian Quince, a coming-of-age extravaganza, and concludes on Saturday, November 13 with a Community Open House. Although there is much more to come—the celebration is still in the planning stages—here are some of the highlights scheduled so far.  

Speed Limits Exhibition Celebration: This exhibition explores the role of speed in modern life and commemorates the hundredth anniversary of Italian Futurism. The Wolfsonian is organizing an international affair with the Canadian, French, and Italian consulates to mark the celebration. We’ll be joined by Canadian Consul General Louise L. Léger, French Consul General Gaël de Maisonneuve, and Italian Consul General Marco Rocca. To honor the French consulate’s twenty-fifth anniversary in Miami, French artist Laurent Moriceau will be on hand to present a fascinating “wine” performance, Le Vin des Minutes.  

The Wolfsonian Quince: What better way to celebrate the museum’s fifteenth birthday than with a Miami-style quinceañera, hosted by The Wolfsonian Visionaries. The night includes a silent auction with trips you’ll want to go on, one-of-a-kind experiences, and more. “For the Visionaries, celebrating The Wolfsonian’s fifteenth year is also a way to celebrate Miami itself and the city’s involvement in design. The Wolfsonian is completely unique. In the past fifteen years it has become an integral part of the city’s design identity, and it has played an important role in making Miami a design hub,” says Visionary Jaime Odabachian, president and owner of Odabashian Trading and a member of the group’s Quince planning committee.
Community Open House: This free community celebration of speed and the Speed Limits exhibition, architecture, and food is the museum’s way of thanking the community for fifteen years of support. There will be a variety of guided tours presented in conjunction with the Miami Design Preservation League and conducted on foot, bicycle, and other modes of transportation that highlight the exhibition, Miami Beach architecture, and the speed of locomotion. In addition, the day features a participatory culinary performance by Laurent Moriceau titled Do you moule a Merveiles?

For more information on Very Wolfsonian Weekend events, e-mail or call 305.535.2602.

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