Who’s Who – Sergio Gnesin

Animalia, our latest exhibition of Murano glass animals, is presented by Sergio Gnesin who has worked with WMODA since 2018. His first selling exhibition The Magic of Murano introduced WMODA visitors to vintage Venetian glass and he has kept the museum shop well stocked with beautiful designs by modern maestros

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Who’s Who – Italianissimo

Italian Murano glass is in the spotlight this month with the opening of the Animalia selling exhibition presented by Sergio Gnesin. We are also highlighting the work of Diane and Mauro Gennaretti, the founders of Italianissimo, who specialize in wearable glass art from Murano. See their spectacular collection in the

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Who’s Who at WMODA – Donors & Supporters

By Louise Irvine WMODA exists because of the generosity of Arthur Wiener who is donating his vast collection of fired arts to our 501c3 not-for-profit museum and sustaining us during these challenging times. We are also very grateful to many other museum champions for making WMODA the new home for

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Who’s Who – Betsy Alexis

Betsy Alexis recycles nature’s bounty and discarded materials into whimsical jewelry. At one of our events, she showed us how to make cute bracelets from the inner tubes of bicycle tires. Nothing is ever wasted as Betsy transforms trash into treasure! Betsy writes: Art has been my passion all my

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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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Who’s Who – Louise Irvine

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

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Who’s Who – Team WMODA

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

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Who’s Who – Dave Rosenthal

By Louise Irvine The Niagara chandelier, recently donated by Lladró, has transformed our Fantastique exhibit and inspired multidisciplinary artist, Dave Rosenthal, to compose original music to accompany his stunning video of the porcelain fairies dancing in a waterfall of lights. Dave is a self-professed “Sound and Light Chaser”. As a

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Who’s Who – Chelsea Rousso

By Louise Irvine Chelsea Rousso is a glass artist, fashion designer, writer, and teacher. She specializes in kiln-formed fused glass and holds regular classes for aspiring glass artists at her studio in Lauderdale by the Sea and at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts in Dania Beach. Before moving to

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Who’s Who – George Hawthorn

George Hawthorn is the museum’s longest serving volunteer and is known to the WMODA team as the “voluntold” as he is the husband of our director, Louise Irvine. Ten years ago he thought he was retiring to Miami Beach but Louise had other ideas! He helps with editing, proof-reading and

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