Create Your Own Glass Art

Friday, November 2, 2018 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. 481 South Federal Highway Dania Beach, FL 33004 Unleash your inner creativity and try a new art form at our ‘Wine Down Friday’ from 1pm to 3.30pm on November 2 at WMODA. Join glass artist, Chelsea Rousso, in our Chihuly Gallery

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Art & Design In The Hamptons

Art & Design In The Hamptons November 9-11 2018 Louise Irvine, Director of the Wiener Museum of Decorative Arts, will be a special guest at the Art & Design weekend presented by Seaway China Company in the Hamptons from November 9 to 11. She will be showing guests around two

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A Bizarre Affair

Clarice Cliff was the diva of British Art Deco ceramics and a pioneering woman in the Staffordshire Pottery industry. She was the first woman to be appointed Art Director of a major company and she designed both the shapes and the patterns for commercial tableware, traditionally a male domain. Clarice

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Masquerade

As we prepare for our Fantastique exhibition at WMODA, we are discovering how mask-wearing has retained its appeal from ancient Greek theater via the Venetian Carnival and decadent cabarets of Europe to the Halloween parties of today. The word mask descends from the old French masque, meaning a face covering.

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Cinderella’s Arrival

Cinderella will be arriving at our new Fantastique exhibition on October 27. She is one of several spectacular Lladró High Porcelain pieces being featured in our celebration of fairy tales, myths and legends. A pair of Lladró Great Dragons will guard the entrance to our “Enchanted World of Ceramic Art”.

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Wearable Wedgwood

          In the past we’ve featured Wedgwood shoe heels, now buttons are in the spotlight. Wedgwood Jasper ware buttons date back to the 18th century. They were made in a variety of sizes and were mounted in copper, steel and sometimes pearl. An impressive collection of

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Beach Police

While you soak up the rays in your teeny bikini this summer, spare a thought for the bathing suit pioneers of the early 1900s. Annette Kellermann, the Australian swimmer and movie star, advocated one-piece fitted bathing suits for women. In 1907, at the height of her popularity, she was arrested

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Pleased as Punch

We’re delighted with the popularity of our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition and we’re “pleased as Punch” to highlight one of the most colorful characters in the show. Discover how the grotesque Pulcinello from the Italian commedia dell’Arte became a popular children’s character in the traditional Punch & Judy puppet show.

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Wearable Glass

At WMODA, we are fascinated by wearable glass and we have several pieces by Chelsea Rousso on display. Chelsea is a fashion writer, teacher and fused glass artist. She weaves ribbons and strands of glass into female forms some of which are designed to be worn. Guests at our WMODA

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Majolica in the Movies

We were inspired to delve into the history of our Minton Mermaids jardinière after seeing its twin at the Hamptons Jewelry & Objets d’Art show. Nicolaus Boston, the highly regarded Majolica expert, considers the grey shell version at WMODA to be one of the finest produced by the Minton factory.

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