Exhibitions

Inaugurated in November 1995, this ongoing exhibition is periodically updated with works from The Wolfsonian collection.   [  MORE   ]
During the 1930s, American artists covered the walls of public buildings all across the country with murals meant to display the nation’s history and ideals.   [  MORE   ]
Ceramics can be held in our hands, decorate our homes, or be incorporated into the built environment around us.   [  MORE   ]
November 18 2016 - June 11 2017
During the period 1890–1940, the Netherlands built a reputation—which it still holds today—as a center for innovative design. Modern Dutch Design draws from The Wolfsonian’s...   [  MORE   ]
November 18 2016 - June 11 2017
In wrapping The Wolfsonian’s iconic facade and lobby with her signature tapestry and batik-inspired patterns, The Hague-based contemporary artist Christie van der Haak...   [  MORE   ]
April 13 2017 - July 09 2017
Investigating gender, crime, and other social issues in the United States, this installation explores pulp magazine and paperback cover art of the 1920s–1950s.   [  MORE   ]
June 09 2017 - October 08 2017
In 1954, photographer Berenice Abbott journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. From Florida motels made from buses to Maine...   [  MORE   ]
October 06 2017 - April 01 2018
Recognized as one of the leading graphic artists of the modern age, Austrian designer Julius Klinger (1876–1942) transformed commercial visual culture through his innovative...   [  MORE   ]
January 26 2017 - April 09 2017
William H. Bradley was America’s foremost graphic artist from the end of the nineteenth century into the 1930s.   [  MORE   ]
October 14 2016 - April 16 2017
In the first half of the twentieth century, many artists experimented with new forms of expression that resisted a secular understanding of the world rooted in rationality...   [  MORE   ]
August 26 2016 - November 08 2016
A graphic remix project developed in collaboration with designer/author Steven Heller, Thoughts on Democracy: Freedom to Vote 2016 revisits The Wolfsonian’s groundbreaking...   [  MORE   ]
August 18 2016 - January 22 2017
This timely library installation of historic ephemera examines how politically charged labels such as fascism, communism, and socialism shaped American electoral campaigns of...   [  MORE   ]
August 13 2016 - February 26 2017
Tony Garnier's Une Cité Industrielle (1904–17) is one of the most remarkable attempts to reimagine the modern city. A prominent French architect, Garnier spent more than...   [  MORE   ]
May 26 2016 - August 14 2016
Two sports, boxing and baseball, helped build connections between Cuba and the United States from 1915 to 1959. Cuban and American boxers squared off against each other in...   [  MORE   ]
May 06 2016 - August 21 2016
Through photographs, posters, and promotional ephemera, Promising Paradise: Cuban Allure, American Seduction revisits the past relationship between the United States and Cuba...   [  MORE   ]
February 25 2016 - May 24 2016
Examining U.S.-Cuba relations in the early twentieth century, this installation traces American foreign policy from Theodore Roosevelt’s “big stick” diplomacy and push for...   [  MORE   ]
November 21 2015 - July 31 2016
Polish-born artist Feliks Topolski traveled to the USSR in 1941 with a British transport convoy. There, he recorded scenes showing the formation of the Polish Army behind...   [  MORE   ]
November 13 2015 - May 08 2016
Margin of Error explores cultural responses to mechanical mastery and engineered catastrophes of the modern age—the shipwrecks, crashes, explosions, collapses, and novel...   [  MORE   ]
Comprised of graphic works that express ideals at the core of American democracy.   [  MORE   ]