Sunday, April 15, 2007

Miami Wax Museum- Exterior

Here's a picture of the exterior of the former Miami Wax Museum building. Many wax museums had this kind of architecture. It creates a sense of grandeur that what was inside was of extreme importance. And museums like this one did actually serve a very meaningful purpose. They offered historical recreations of significant events in history. They brought to life events that would otherwise seem bland and boring. Although the scenes are static, the three dimensional elements of the tableaux take the words off the page and bring them to life. They attempted to create interest in history, which is far more noble than most entrepreneurial efforts these days. The museum was located at 13899 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Fl. I believe the building is still around, only used for different purposes these days.


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