Sensational Saturday-February 29

There was a carnival atmosphere at our Sensational Saturday event on Leap Day, February 29. Louise Irvine invited visitors to fall in love with WMODA all over again by highlighting all the affairs of the heart and carnival fun in the museum exhibits. More than 200 visitors spent the day

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Art to Wear

The Murano glass necklaces in Cubist designs from Italianissimo were our best sellers for the holidays. Cubism revolutionized painting, sculpture and the performing arts in the early 20th century. Now it is influencing a new style of wearable glass art. For over 30 years, Diane and Mauro Gennaretti of Italianissimo

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Victoria Ellis – Deco Revival

Victoria Ellis revives the spirit of the Art Deco era in much of her ceramic art. She carves stoneware panels with intricate designs in low relief. Several of her fairyland subjects can be seen in our Fantastique exhibit. Now, her Jesters and Jazz Age dancers have been added to our

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Allure of Lalique

René Lalique was the most celebrated jeweler of the Art Nouveau era and became the most acclaimed designer of Art Deco glass. Throughout his career, beautiful women were his muses as well as his customers. In the 1890s, Lalique’s spectacular jewelry enjoyed celebrity patronage, notably the divine Sarah Bernhardt, the

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Teatime Tango

The craze for the Argentine tango began in 1912 at the Paris thé dansants, where refreshing tea was sipped between dances. The Tango trend swept rapidly across Europe and added a tantalizing new dimension to the traditional British afternoon tea. One of Royal Doulton’s most popular Art Deco china patterns

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Cancelled – Glass Workshop – March 27

Cancelled Friday, March 27 1pm - 3:30pm Cost: $100 Glass is hot at WMODA and will be even hotter this season at our creative glass class with Chelsea Rousso. We will be making draped bowls like the Italian fazzoletto. The final glass art will be around 9 inches. The cost

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Into the Night

by Louise Irvine Into the Night is an exhilarating exhibition in London exploring cabarets, cafes and clubs in modern art. I was fascinated by all the connections with our current Carnival & Cabaret exhibit. From the Serpentine Dances of Loie Fuller at the Folies Bergère in Paris to the pulsating

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Art on Fire – The Chihuly Connection

Dale Chihuly is arguably the most famous glass artist in the world. His name draws vast crowds to site-specific glass installations across the globe as well as to art galleries and museums internationally. The stunning Art on Fire exhibit at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts presents the creative exuberance

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Micky’s 80th Birthday

Micky Wolfson’s 80th Birthday was celebrated in considerable style by the Wolfsonian-FIU. A street party in Miami Beach launched the festivities along with a private viewing at the museum of A Universe of Things celebrating Micky’s collecting history.  The Fairyland Lustre Dragon King vase, which was Arthur Wiener’s birthday gift,

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No Christmas Elves

The dark side of Daisy’s Fairyland Lustre is well known thanks to our Fantastique video. There aren’t any cute Christmas elves in Daisy’s vision of Fairyland nor many fairy princesses with diaphanous dresses and gossamer wings. Instead Daisy reveled in the magical antics of the unprepossessing and mischievous residents of

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