Roaring Twenties Weekend

Roaring Twenties at WMODA

Our Roaring Twenties weekend at WMODA was a huge success. Hundreds of visitors enjoyed our Trivia Trail highlighting the exhibits from the Art Deco era. Diane and Mauro from Italianissimo donated a Murano glass necklace from their Cubism collection which was won by Kerry Sisselman. You can continue to follow the 1920s trail at WMODA and win FREE admission. The next grand prize drawing will be on Saturday, February 29.

Audiences on Saturday and Sunday heard all about the Flappers, Vamps & Divas of the Jazz Age from our curator and director Louise Irvine. Her entertaining presentation highlighted the role of women as muses to European porcelain artists during the 1920s and celebrated the achievements of female designers in the fired arts. Members of the Art Deco Society of the Palm Beaches joined us for our Sunday morning program on route to Miami Beach for Art Deco weekend.

The Art Deco style has been revived in recent years by British ceramic artist Victoria Ellis and a display of her unique, hand-carved clay plaques was unveiled this weekend. Guests also enjoyed the new Art of Royal Doulton Figurines exhibit featuring many rarities and prototypes from the Wiener collection. This show was unveiled for the Royal Doulton convention hosted by Whitley’s Auctioneers with guest of honor Michael Doulton.

Lloyd Goradesky talked about his career as a photographer and public artist. He is best known for the world’s largest gator, which floated in Biscayne Bay during Art Basel a few years ago. Now he is focusing on his kindness project inspired by his monumental kinetic sculpture Let Love Guide Your Way. Lloyd also talked about vintage photography and shared tips for taking great cell phone photos. Many guests had fun with our Roaring Twenties photo accessories.

Dr. Gwendolyn Reasoner shared her Passion for Porcelain and talked about the Boehm and Royal Worcester porcelain birds in our Flights of Fancy exhibit. Gwendolyn donated some charming little fairy figurines to raise funds for the WMODA Museum shop. Diane and Mauro Gennaretti from Italianissimo supported the weekend with their Murano glass art to wear collection. They also donated the prize for our popular Roaring Twenties trivia trail. Next time you visit WMODA, you can discover more about Art Deco style by participating in our trivia event.

Thank you to Kimberly Sheridan for her wonderful docent tours during the weekend and to all the staff and volunteers for a rip-roaring event.


Victoria Ellis – Deco Revival