Across the Pond

I have been enjoying a visit back home in London this May. Not only have we been able to catch up with our son Ben and his wife Anna, both busy doctors, but we have seen some exciting exhibitions featuring our WMODA favorites. Top of our list was a visit

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International Museum Day

Around 400 visitors celebrated International Museum Day at WMODA on May 18. Many brought their family heirlooms for evaluation by Linda Saft ISA AM at our popular Treasure or Trash event. She was particularly struck by an incredible Imari charger decorated with rabbits and a beautiful pair of Old Paris

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VoyageMIA Feature of Louise Irvine

  Louise Irvine, the Executive Director & Curator of WMODA, was interviewed recently for VoyageMIA magazine which features inspirational stories in our community. Every neighborhood in South Florida has its own vibe, style, culture and history. VoyageMIA features various neighborhoods and what they all have in common.  From South Beach

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Women in Culture

The theme of this year’s Museum Week is ‘Women in Culture’ and so we are celebrating the woman behind one of the most popular collections at WMODA, Ardmore Ceramic Art. Fée Halsted has been nurturing artistic talent in the Natal Midlands of South Africa since 1985 and has trained more

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Chihuly & Chocolate

The Art on Fire exhibit continues to be a huge attraction at WMODA. Some of Chihuly’s collaborators and students in this show go back to his early days at Pilchuck Glass School, which he cofounded in 1971. Now a Seattle chocolate company, Jcoco has created a gift set in homage

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Victoria 200

Queen Victoria was born on May 24, 1819 and her 200th anniversary is being celebrated at exhibitions and events in the UK throughout the year. At WMODA, we have paid homage to Her Majesty at elegant afternoon tea parties to debut the Victoria PBS series. Much of the ceramic art

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Inspirational Shells

A sea shell inspired the naming of porcelain. When Marco Polo, the Venetian traveler, first saw gleaming Chinese porcelain at the court of Kublai Khan in the 13th century, the color and texture reminded him of the cowry shell known as porcellana. Cowry shells were used as currency in China,

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Pan in Porcelain

Pan is one of the stars of our Fantastique exhibition as he has been portrayed many times in ceramic art. He is the nature god of wilderness, woods and shepherds and is often associated with fertility and springtime. This garden roundel was modeled by Phoebe Stabler for the Poole Pottery

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Happy Mother’s Day

This charming Parian sculpture evokes the tender love of a mother for her firstborn. It was modeled by Albert Carrier-Belleuse for the Minton factory c.1854. Parian ware or statuary porcelain was made to imitate the fine textured marble from the Greek island of Paros and was in great demand during

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Lux Life Magazine

WMODA has been nominated for the Lux Life Magazine 2019 Family & Visitor Attraction Awards. The luxury magazine covers art, culture, travel, philanthropy, and style and is published in London for global distribution. The award honors and promotes the enterprises which make the entertainment of families, groups, and individuals a

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