A Safari for the Soul Ardmore Ceramic Art

By Louise Irvine Join us on A Safari for the Soul to experience the wild and wonderful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art. Imagine yourself as an intrepid explorer traveling through the lush jungles and grassy savannas of South Africa to visit the Ardmore community of ceramic artists. Our destination is

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Lampworking from the Venetian Lagoon

By Louise Irvine WMODA is awash right now with weird underwater critters. Mermaids have been joined by mollusks and crustaceans from the Venetian Lagoon as well as some creepy crawlies brilliantly created in glass by two talented Italian lampworkers, Dario Frare and Emanuel Toffolo. Dario Frare Dario Frare was born

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The Mermaid Tale

Louise Irvine & Alexandra Barth Once upon a time, Rhanu the mermaid appeared at WMODA to tell us all about the wonders of the deep. She helped us create an entertaining and informative scavenger hunt around the museum by explaining some of the natural history behind the ocean-themed decorative arts

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Alexandra Barth

Rhanu, our new mermaid in residence, is appearing on Halloween, to launch our Mermaid Quest scavenger hunt around the museum, which is entertaining and informing guests of all ages. Rhanu has also been modeling the wearable glass art creations of Chelsea Rousso to accessorize her beautiful mermaid tail. On land,

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The Mermaid Tale

Meet Rhanu the Mermaid Saturday, October 31 10am to 4pm Rhanu, a magical mermaid, will be making a special appearance for Halloween and launching our new Mermaid Quest scavenger hunt around the museum. Rhanu will be modeling Chelsea Rousso’s wearable glass art, inspired by the ocean. On land, Rhanu is

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A Safari for the Soul

November 18 to December 16 Tuesday - Saturday • 10am - 4pm Join us on a safari for the soul as we explore the wild and wonderful world of Ardmore Ceramic Art at WMODA. Imagine traveling through the lush jungles and grassy savannas of South Africa to encounter the magnificent

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Ardmore Comes to WMODA

by Louise Irvine Ardmore Ceramic Art has been building an international reputation for the last twenty years thanks to some dedicated individuals promoting South African art and culture. Ardmore exhibitions have been held in major cities around the world including, London, Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Moscow, and Sydney. In America, the

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Shop WMODA – Halloween Howl

We are all sick to death of this pandemic, but pranksters have been seeing the funny side of mask-wearing in Britain. Plague doctors have been roaming the streets of some cities and it is not Halloween yet! We are not suggesting you terrify your neighbors with our Venetian plague doctor

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Trick or Treat

By Louise Irvine Trick or treating will not be the same this year so we are looking back nostalgically at costume parties of the past. The Halloween tradition began with the Celts, who believed that condemned souls would come back to wreak havoc on October 31. They dressed up in

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Steven Lynch

Our ambition to create virtual experiences for our WMODA audience is how we met Steven Lynch of L55 Media. He produced the virtual concert of Esther Underhay playing her harp in the museum galleries, which has been much enjoyed online. He is now volunteering his expertise to produce videos about

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