Goldscheider’s Golden Debut

Goldscheider of Vienna now has a greater prominence at WMODA museum thanks to the generosity of Arthur Wiener and other keen collectors. The Goldscheider family first became involved in the ceramics business in the 1870s.  One of their ancestors was the foremost gold refiner and alchemist in Prague during the

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Adam & Eve

Adam and Eve were the first man and woman according to the creation myths. In the Bible, God formed Adam from dust and placed him in the Garden of Eden where he is told he can eat freely except from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Eve

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Carnival & Cabaret Opening

Friends of WMODA were out in force for the opening of the Carnival & Cabaret exhibition on January 17th.  Louise Irvine, Executive Director & Curator, introduced the exhibition and its spectacular centerpiece Carnival in Venice by Lladró. Our guest of honor was David Farin, who collected many of the porcelain

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January Highlights

In this issue... Masquerade Parties The Magic of Murano A Porcelain Performance Fashion Butterflies Candlemas Day

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PBS Victoria Preview Screening & Afternoon Tea

The Wiener Museum was the setting for a wonderful afternoon tea party hosted by South Florida PBS on January 11th to preview the second season of Victoria. More than 16 million viewers tuned into Victoria’s premiere season making it the highest rated drama on PBS, second only to Downton Abbey.

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Masquerade Parties

Masques became popular in Tudor Times at the court of King Henry VIII. These lavish, dramatic entertainments were performed by masked players representing mythological or allegorical figures. Renaissance masques were commissioned from famous dramatists of the era and fused music, dance, poetry, lavish costumes and spectacular sets into one splendid

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The Magic of Murano

Our pop-up exhibit of Venetian glass opens on February 8th and highlights masterpieces from the WMODA collection by Lino Tagliapietra and the late Pino Signoretto, as well as selected work by earlier 20th century maestros. The exhibit is curated by Sergio Gnesin, who wrote the reference book about Ermanno Nason,

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A Porcelain Performance

Many of the exhibits in Carnival & Cabaret come from the magnificent collection of David Farin, and his late wife Esther.  Their passion for European porcelain was inspired by their travels around the world and they acquired more than two thousand pieces. Their vast collection from factories such as Meissen,

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Fashion Butterflies

Fashion students from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale have been studying the ceramic art at WMODA to seek inspiration for their new swim wear collections. Their teacher Chelsea Rousso worked together with Louise Irvine to introduce the young designers to historical styles of the early 20th century, such as

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