19. The Wolfsonian
Location: Florida International University, Miami Beach, Fla.
The collection at the Wolfsonian dates from the height of the Industrial Revolution, so in addition to your typical paintings and drawings, their holdings include some of the best designed clocks, posters, radios, and phonographs. A rare book collection and archive as well as a museum, the Wolfsonian is one of the nation's most important headquarters for art research, providing grants and fellowships for faculty, grad students, and visiting scholars. The sun shines brightly at this Florida institution.