Our new museum mascot is a red “Hot” Wiener dog blown in glass by Rob Stern. We are going to call him Art in honor of our founder Arthur Wiener and use the sculpture to show the parallels between inflating balloons and blowing glass. Like many glass artists, Rob is
by Louise Irvine The most unexpected star in this year’s Oscar nominations is an octopus. The creature’s daily life was documented for almost a year by Craig Foster, a South African filmmaker, and naturalist, while freediving in an underwater kelp forest. The pair formed an extraordinary bond and the experience
by Louise Irvine Many WMODA visitors are having fun with our Mermaid Quest scavenger hunt to find all the mermaids hiding around the museum. Soon the scope of the scavenger hunt will widen to include the City of Dania Beach and under the waves. This summer, the 1000 Mermaids Project
Celebrate the beauty of nature in the Fired Arts at the latest exhibition at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts. The new show, which opens on April 17, highlights the four classical elements of EARTH, AIR, FIRE, and WATER that ancient philosophers believed were the fundamental building blocks of nature.
By Louise Irvine Ninety years ago, in April 1931, Daisy Makeig Jones left Wedgwood after a blazing row with Josiah Wedgwood IV. Initially, she had been asked to retire from her position as the designer of Fairyland Lustre, but she refused and continued to come to work. As she stormed
By Louise Irvine In celebration of Earth Day 2021, we are highlighting the four classical elements of EARTH, AIR, FIRE, and WATER that ancient philosophers believed were the fundamental building blocks of nature. They used them to explain the phenomena of the natural world and the complexity of all matter
In Women’s History Month, we are paying tribute to our illustrious leader, Louise Irvine. Louise wears many hats at WMODA. She is the Executive Director responsible for the administration of the museum, which has been particularly challenging during the pandemic. She is also the curator of the WMODA collection and
By Louise Irvine The dedicated WMODA team has kept the museum-going through the pandemic, thanks to our benefactor Arthur Wiener. There is light and color at the end of this dark tunnel as can be seen in our Hot Glass Gallery! Everyone has been challenged with learning new skills and