Diamonds in Glass

By Louise Irvine The diamond pattern was one of the earliest patterns to be adopted in cut crystal in the English and Irish glasshouses of the 18th century. The prismatic surface design greatly enhances the brilliance and reflecting power of the crystal. It was used to great effect on wine

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Mother’s Day Gifts

May 1-8 Bring your Mom as our special guest to WMODA free of charge* between May 1 and 8 to enjoy all the new exhibitions and choose her own gift from our museum shop.  After experiencing the world-class collection of fired arts on display in the museum, your mother will

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International Museum Day

Visit us FREE of charge on International Museum Day, Tuesday, May 18 from 10am to 4pm. See for yourself how this world-class museum in the heart of Dania Beach is enriching culture and inspiring visitors in South Florida. WMODA is one of the top attractions in Broward County according to

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Who’s Who – Linda Saft

By Louise Irvine Linda Saft is a familiar face to visitors as she has been based at WMODA for the last two years while she appraises Arthur Wiener’s vast collection of decorative arts. Linda is an independent expert appraiser and helps many clients evaluate their art property for various purposes

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A Mother’s Love

By Louise Irvine As Mother’s Day approaches, we are highlighting the tale of a mother’s love which was so intense it could stop the arrival of spring. Demeter, the Greek goddess of the harvest, was responsible for the fertility of the earth. When her beautiful virgin daughter, Persephone, was abducted

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The Great Pottery Throw Down

By Louise Irvine “How did they make that?” is one of the most common questions asked by visitors to WMODA. The Great Pottery Throw Down, now streaming on HBO Max, provides the answers and more! Suspense, drama, laughter, and tears are among the addictive qualities that make this British TV

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Museums in Miniature

By Louise Irvine The adult fascination for miniatures and dollhouses can be traced back to Holland and Germany in the 17th century when they were status symbols to be viewed and admired. Cabinet houses, which were often given as wedding gifts, were filled with luxurious artifacts to display the family’s

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Earth Day Celebration

By Louise Irvine What a wonderful time we had celebrating Earth Day at WMODA on Saturday! We opened our new exhibition Earth · Air · Fire · Water featuring the glass art of Dale Chihuly, Rob Stern and Josh Fradis. Visitors also enjoyed our Dive into WMODA exhibit with ceramic

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Chasing the Rainbow at WMODA

By Louise Irvine Rainbows are a symbol of hope in many cultures. During lockdown, drawings of rainbows have appeared in windows across the globe to express solidarity. Rainbows are a common natural phenomenon, and their ephemeral existence has inspired marvel, myths, and meanings since the dawn of humanity. Most of

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Tiny Treasures

By Louise Irvine The museum’s curated Studio Collection now features miniature ceramic art for sale by Alex Meiklejohn. Alex has specialized in making miniature ceramics for the last 30 years and he has exhibited his tiny treasures at specialist craft shows around the States. His tiny works of art are

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