Fantastique celebrates the enchanted world of ceramic art. From myths and monsters to fairies and fables, you will be spellbound by the flights of fancy of European ceramic artists during the last two centuries. Fire-breathing dragons of the Dark Ages do battle with heroic knights or guard the treasures of the

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The Magic of Murano – Opening February 8th

Our pop-up show of Venetian glass features selected works by 20th century Murano maestros. The selling exhibition is curated by Sergio Gnesin, who wrote the reference book about Ermanno Nason, the master behind glass by Picasso, Ernst, Chagall and other famous artists. All sales benefit the educational programs at WMODA.

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Throughout history, fish, shells, mermaids, sailors and sea monsters have been represented in pottery, porcelain and glass dating back to the 19th century. Dolphins in Minton Majolica and Doulton terracotta, Lladró porcelain mermaids and bizarre sea monsters from the eccentric Martin brothers are among the highlights below the waves. Royal

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Seduction of the Flower

Exquisitely painted floral vases by porcelain artists seduced European aristocrats in the 18th and 19th centuries. Today the public are captivated by the abstract glass installations of Dale Chihuly in botanical gardens around the world. These radically different artistic interpretations of flowers and plants are among the highlights of the

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Flair for Fashion

A Century of Porcelain Supermodels Fashionistas will love A Flair for Fashion at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts. From knights and damsels to roaring twenties flappers, this fabulous exhibition features figure sculptures and ceramic art made by Europe’s leading pottery and porcelain companies. Fantasy costumes made by students at

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Wiener Museum Carnival

Carnival & Cabaret

It’s party time at the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts as we celebrate the art of having fun at our latest exhibition Carnival & Cabaret. With Carnival time approaching, we are exploring the flamboyant festivals in Venice, Rio and New Orleans as seen by porcelain artists from Europe. The masks

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Wiener Museum Minton Teapot

The Art of Tea

Elegant china enriches the tea-drinking experience as can be seen at the Art of Tea exhibition at WMODA. Discover how skilled potters have provided the most appropriate tea services to suit all tastes for the last three centuries, from the traditional English ritual of afternoon tea to the Tango tea

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Experience the mystery and magic of glass at this stunning installation of Dale Chihuly’s work at WMODA. Chihuly is the world’s foremost glass artist and his awesome Macchia series celebrates his remarkable powers of innovation and imagination. In Italian ‘macchia’ suggests the spontaneous outpouring of artistic sensibility and in choosing

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Wiener Museum Royal Doulton Dancer

Stage & Screen

A dramatic cast of characters perform in porcelain at WMODA, from theatrical idols of the Victorian era to the silent movies and talkies of Hollywood. Ceramic artists from Royal Doulton in England and Goldscheider in Europe were smitten with the charms of famous actresses, singers and dancers and celebrated them

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