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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bringing culture and history to a community hub

The Bookstore in the Grove and The Wolfsonian–Florida International University have partnered to create “The Wolfsonian in the Grove,” a monthly community public gathering at The Bookstore to celebrate history and art with the Coconut Grove community. As you enter the store you can see a large display of Wolfsonian-featured books in the living room area.

These monthly events series will center around talks given on The Wolfsonian–FIU’s highly- esteemed illustrated publications, which complement Wolfsonian art exhibitions and include related essays written by Wolfsonian curators and local authors. Each month, the event will be tailored to the topics of the books being discussed. For the kickoff event this month, featured publications are "Myth and+ Machine: Art and Aviation in the First World War," a companion book to the museum’s recent collection of works focusing on aerial warfare in World War I exhibition focusing on cultural responses to "WWI, and The Birth of Rome: Five Visions for the Eternal City," 

An Italian dinner will be served as a part of a series of weekly Saturday night dinners, as tribute to this Roman theme. Live music will also be performed before and after the talk.

This event will feature complementary hors d’oeuvres, and wine will be offered as part of the each event. In addition, a 15% off coupon will be given to attendees to be used in The Bookstore, and there will be a chance to win signed copies of the books being showcased. Admission for all talks is free.

The debut of this special evening will take place on June 27, from 6–10 pm. The talk will begin promptly at 6:30 pm.

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, historical, and technological changes that have transformed our world. The collections comprise approximately 150,000 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 Bookstore is located at the Mayfair Atrium off of Florida Avenue at Mary Street.

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1 Comments:

Blogger HectorinMiami said...

Awesome idea. Finally, while there are art galleries in the Grove we're finally getting a museum-level educational and cultural event happening. Woo!

June 24, 2015 2:59 PM  

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