“… the true collector’s only home is his own museum,” wrote the Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk in The Museum of Innocence. In 1997, when the American businessman and collector Mitchell “Micky” Wolfson, Jr. donated an estimated 80,000 objects to Florida International University, a new museum was created: the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU. An exhibition of 100 pieces from Wolfson’s collection—mostly dating from Europe’s Industrial Revolution through the Second World War, with a stress on modern-age design—celebrates the museum’s founder. —J.V.
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