Art Deco in Dania

Art Deco in DaniaArt Deco in Dania Fanny Rozet broke through the glass ceiling as a French artist. In 1896, she was the first female sculptor to be accepted into the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, which was reserved for male artists. One of her striking Art Deco style ceramic lamps is now on display at WMODA, thanks to the generosity of Caroline D’Antonio Fanny Rozet (1881-1958) In 1904, Rozet began exhibiting at the at the salons of the Société des Artistes Francais in Paris.  She received Honorable Mentions and was awarded bronze and silver medals for applied art in

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Tuck Into Christmas

Raphael Tuck was the most prolific producer of Christmas cards in the Victorian era. At his London print shop, he sold reproductions of popular art, which adorned homes all over Britain and America. Illustrations by Tuck’s graphic artists continued to inspire well into the 20th century, including china figurines by Royal Doulton. A rare prototype of Lady Charmian from the 1930s at WMODA conjures up the festive season. Raphael Tuck was born in Prussia in 1821 and in his early years he became a noted scholar of Orthodox Judaism.  His training in the graphic arts ultimately led to his business

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Holiday Magic – Sensational Saturday

Saturday, December 14 10am to 3pm FREE ADMISSION with REGISTRATION Let’s continue to ‘Sparkle & Shine’ at WMODA as we celebrate the Holidays with festivities and activities featuring the fired arts. Make your own glass pendants or tree ornaments with Chelsea Rousso and create bracelets from recycled materials with Betsy Alexis. Experience some seasonal magic with all the fairies and elves in our Fantasy exhibits and see our snowbirds in Flights of Fancy. Enjoy all the new exhibits and take a docent tour of our amazing collection. Continue your Holiday shopping at our expanded WMODA Museum shop featuring unique gifts

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Dania History

Denmark to Dania At the turn of the last century, Florida was a tropical wilderness frontier, which was gradually colonized alongside Flagler’s new East Coast railroad. Pioneering Danish farmers from Illinois and Wisconsin struggled to endure the rigors of life in the marshy wetlands and swamps of Dania during the 1890s. They battled snake bites, malaria-carrying mosquitoes, and outbreaks of Typhoid fever which killed many of the first settlers. Many returned north but gradually the efforts of Danish immigrant Andrew C. Frost paid off in Modello, later named Dania to honor the heritage of the early colonizers. He opened the

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Sparkle & Shine – Holiday Shopping Event

Photos from the Sparkle & Shine Event Sparkle & Shine Event Lloyd Goradesky & Louise Kimberly on tour of historic collection Jazmine greeting guests Esther Gold Eduardo Prado Diane Gennaretti Christine Rosasco Chelsea Rousso & Louise Irvine Chelsea's glass art Chelsea, Louise, Anne & Scherry Celina Lima Micro Mosaics by Celina Lima Rooster by Celina Lima Micro Mosaic by Celina Lima Carolina Bermudez & Esther Gold Blanche Nonoo & Louise Blanche Nonoo & Guest Betsy Alexis Anne Orvieto Anne, Lloyd, Chelsea & Scherry Alyssa Ligmont Alyssa Ligmont Display Alyssa Ligmont Omelette Maker Wendy Chercass & Louise Scherry Donato The Glass

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Phenomenal Fairyland Lustre

For All Souls Day, we have been investigating the interest in supernatural phenomena during the trauma of World War One. Many of the bereaved sought solace in spiritualism and its attempt to find proof of existence beyond the grave. Some escaped into fairyland convinced of the veracity of the photographs taken in 1917 by two girls in Cottingley, Yorkshire. In this context, the phenomenal success of Wedgwood’s Fairyland Lustre can be appreciated. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of Sherlock Holmes, wrote widely about spiritualism and endorsed the Cottingley fairy photographs as visible evidence of psychic phenomena. He used them

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